Jeremy Corbyn on his leadership bid, meeting Nelson Mandela and his award winning beard

We speak to the surprise frontrunner in the Labour Party leadership race
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Jeremy Corbyn has transformed himself from being a left-wing outsider, attempting to open up the Labour leadership debate, to now being the bookies-favourite to win the contest in September.

We speak to the long-serving Member of Parliament about why young people are getting behind his campaign, his meeting with Nelson Mandela, and if he thinks he’s still got the best beard in Westminster.

Watch the full interview below.

A new poll this week gave Mr Corbyn a 22-point lead in the Labour leadership race and he is now the bookies' favourite to win.

Mr Corbyn’s march towards a shock victory in the Labour leadership race also took another leap forward this week when he won the backing of the Unison trade union. Unison has 1.3m members, 28,000 of whom are members of  the Labour Party, and around 15,000 registered to vote in the leadership contest as affiliated members.

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