Edited by Tom Unterrainer
With Contributions from Umaar Kazmi, Abi Rhodes, Ben Sellers, Christine Shawcroft, Tony Simpson, Nadia Whittome, Adele Williams, Chris Williamson, plus Jeremy Corbyn
Defying all expectations, Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour Leader with a resounding mandate. His campaign re-wrote the rules of British politics by mobilising tens of thousands of supporters both within and outside the Party. The ‘Corbyn for Leader’ campaign, a radical social movement reflecting aspects of the new left across Europe, and Corbyn’s ultimate victory provide the rarest of opportunities to redefine the Labour Party and socialism for a new generation.
Corbyn’s Campaign tells the story of Jeremy’s victory and articulates the opportunities for a renewal of socialism in Britain. Contributors were active – at both national and local levels – throughout the leadership campaign, and continue to be so as a new politics unfolds.
Chris Williamson, Labour MP for Derby North, lost his seat by 41 votes at the 2015 General Election. Chris is a regular contributor to Tribune and spoke on behalf of Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign at meetings across the country.
Ben Sellers of Red Labour blogs at the World Turned Upside Down; Radical Thinking from the North East.
Christine Shawcroft is a long-serving member of the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee, and contributes to Labour Briefing.
Adele Williams is Secretary of the Sherwood Branch Labour Party in Nottingham East and a trade union administrator.
Tony Simpson edits The Spokesman, the journal of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, and is a member of UNITE.
Tom Unterrainer teaches maths and is compiling a political bibliography of Ken Coates, who helped establish the Institute for Workers’ Control.
Abi Rhodes is a writer and reviewer for the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, a student of Critical Theory and Politics, and is a member of UNITE.