Twitter reaction: Jeremy Corbyn picks up Labour leadership in landslide vote

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as the leader of the Labour party despite a consistent steam of press criticism and dissent within the party.

The Islington North MP Corbyn who stole the hearts and minds of many Labour members (and a flood of new sign ups) with the double-edged sword of his authenticity surprised many with the shock victory.

The Daily Telegraph may also have bitten off more than it can chew by calling on its readers to vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership election to fundamentally weaken the Labour Party.

The results, announced just before noon on Saturday (12 September) showed the ‘Jez We Can’ campaign's popularity transfer to votes boasting 59.5 per cent of the vote.

Andy Burnham came second with 19 per cent, Yvette Cooper mustered 17 per cent and Liz Kendall 4.5 per cent.

Furthermore, across the board Corbyn dominated in every category.

Prominent figures in the UK media were quick to comment on the ground-breaking election.

Labour MP Diane Abbot retweeted a widely shared Private Eye spot looking into press distortion of Corbyn statements.

A snippet of Corbyn’s victory speech can be seen below.

Now head of the opposition, Corbyn's life will be made easier if PM David Cameron continues making gaffes such as his recent Yorkshire 'hate' comments.

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