Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn survives Labour Party leadership challenge

September 24, 2016 1:34 PM

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Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn survives Labour Party leadership challenge

LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn was reelected leader of the bitterly divided Labour Party on Saturday, just a year after his dark-horse ascension rocked Britain’s political world.

Corbyn, who has been described as “Britain’s Bernie Sanders,” proved once again he is overwhelmingly popular with the party’s grass roots, seeing off his challenger Owen Smith by winning 61.8 percent of the vote.

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