Born in Chippenham and raised in both Wiltshire and Shropshire, Corbyn joined Labour as a teenager. Moving to London, he became a trade union representative. In 1974, he was elected to Haringey Council and also became Secretary of Hornsey Constituency Labour Party, until elected as the MP for Islington North in 1983.
His activism has included roles in Anti-Fascist Action, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and advocating for a united Ireland. As a backbench MP, he frequently voted against the Labour whip, including "New Labour" governments under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
A vocal opponent of the Iraq War, he chaired the Stop the War Coalition from 2011 to 2015. He has received two international awards for his promotion of peace.
Jeremy is a member of the Labour party.
This means Jeremy will vote in line with Labour goals and principles.
In return the Labour party has provided staff and funding support for Jeremy's campaign.
Jeremy may not always vote in line with Labour goals and is in principle free to "rebel". However, rebelling regularly will likely result in removal from the party, and so the loss of benefits associated with being their representative - so it should be a rare event.
The Labour Party Principles
We want to build a Britain that works for the many, not the few. That means building the homes we need to rent and buy, keeping our communities safe, giving our schools the funding they need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world.
Born in New York City to upper-middle class British parents, Johnson was educated at the European School, Brussels I, Ashdown House, and Eton College. He read Classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union in 1986.
He began his career in journalism at The Times but was dismissed for falsifying a quotation. He became The Daily Telegraph's Brussels correspondent, and his articles exerted a strong influence on growing Eurosceptic sentiment on the British right.
He was an assistant editor of The Telegraph from 1994 to 1999, and edited The Spectator from 1999 to 2005. He was elected MP for Henley in 2001, and served as a Junior Shadow Minister under Conservative leaders Michael Howard and David Cameron. He largely adhered to the Conservatives' party line but adopted a socially liberal stance on issues such as LGBT rights in parliamentary votes.
Resigning as an MP, in 2008 he was elected Mayor of London, and was re-elected in 2012. During his mayoralty, he banned alcohol consumption on much of London's public transport, oversaw the 2012 Summer Olympics, and introduced the New Routemaster buses, cycle hire scheme, and Thames cable car.
Boris is a member of the Conservative party.
This means Boris will vote in line with Conservative goals and principles.
In return the Conservative party has provided staff and funding support for Boris's campaign.
Boris may not always vote in line with Conservative goals and is in principle free to "rebel". However, rebelling regularly will likely result in removal from the party, and so the loss of benefits associated with being their representative - so it should be a rare event.
Swinson was born in Glasgow and was educated at Douglas Academy, a mixed state school in the town of Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire in western Scotland, followed by the London School of Economics, where she studied Management, gaining a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in 2000. She signed up as an active member of the Liberal Democrats at the age of 17.
Swinson studied at the London School of Economics, and briefly worked in public relations, before being elected to the House of Commons, becoming the youngest MP at the time. She served as a Liberal Democrat Spokesperson covering various portfolios, including Scotland, Women and Equalities, Communities and Local Government, and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
In 2010, after the Liberal Democrats entered into a coalition government with the Conservative Party, Swinson served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and was later appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs.
She lost her seat in the 2015 election, but regained it in the snap election held two years later. Shortly after returning to Parliament, she was elected unopposed as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats. She is the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position.
Jo is a member of the Liberal Democrat party.
This means Jo will vote in line with Liberal Democrat goals and principles.
In return the Liberal Democrat party has provided staff and funding support for Jo's campaign.
Jo may not always vote in line with Liberal Democrat goals and is in principle free to "rebel". However, rebelling regularly will likely result in removal from the party, and so the loss of benefits associated with being their representative - so it should be a rare event.