Jeremy Corbyn overwhelmingly won the Labour leadership election not only amongst party supporters but also full members and affiliate trade unionists, a breakdown of his party’s leadership results show.
During the leadership campaign there had been some speculation that the left-winger was receiving support mainly from people who had paid £3 to register as supporters from outside the party but not from full members.
However Mr Corbyn received 121,751 first preferences votes from full Labour members, well over double the number of his nearest rival Andy Burnham, who won 55,698. Yvette Cooper took 54,470 and Liz Kendall took 13,601.
Mr Corbyn also received 41,217 voters from affiliate trade unionist sand members of socialist societies, more than double the number of his nearest rival Andy Burnham who took 18,604.
The numbers mean that without £3 registered supporters Mr Corbyn would still have won in the first round of the contest with 51 per cent of the vote.
The revelation will make it more difficult for Mr Corbyn’s opponents to claim that he did not have the support of the party – an accusation that dogged former leader Ed Miliband.
The left-winger fared even better with registered supporters from outside the party with 88,449 votes compared to 8,415 for Mr Burnham in second place.
The overall results were 59.5 per cent for Mr Corbyn, 19 per cent for Mr Burnham, 17 per cent for Ms Cooper and 4.5 per cent for Ms Kendall.Reuse content