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Comrade Corbyn

By Rosa Prince

Published Mar 2016


He is a most unlikely revolutionary: a middle-aged, middle-class former grammar schoolboy who honed his radicalism on the mean streets of rural Shropshire.  In the summer of 2015, this little-known outsider rode a wave of popular enthusiasm to win the Labour Party leadership by a landslide, with a greater mandate than any British political leader before him.

In the year that followed, Corbyn struggled to retain his grip on the leadership amid open revolt from his own MPs.  Eighteen months on, this fully updated new edition of the bestselling political biography explores the striking reversal in Corbyn’s fortunes, setting out how this very British iconoclast not only snatched the leadership of a party he had spent forty years rebelling against but also, despite insurrection from within his own ranks, galvanised millions to vote for him in the 2017 general election.

Engaging, clear-sighted and above all revealing, Comrade Corbyn explores the extraordinary story of the most unexpected leader in modern British politics.


Comrade Corbyn is a real political thriller with a revolutionary ending.  This is British politics’ most incredible journey.

Daily Mirror


An engaging and accomplished analysis.

Sunday Times


Fascinating and forensic…Essential reading for anyone who follows politics.

Daily Telegraph