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. Last summer, this little-kwn 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.One year on, as Corbyn struggles to retain his grip on the leadership amid open revolt from his own MPs, this new edition of the critically acclaimed biography brings the Jeremy Corbyn story fully up to date, setting out how this very British icoclast managed to snatch the leadership of a party he spent forty years rebelling against ...and how the party has rebelled against him in turn.Engaging, clear-sighted and above all revealing, Comrade Corbyn explores the extraordinary story of the most unexpected leader in modern British politics.
Rosa Prince was born and raised in London. She is an award-winning political journalist and was part of the team that broke the 2009 expenses scandal. A member of the Parliamentary Lobby for more than ten years for the Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph, Rosa was also US correspondent for the Telegraph. She is now a freelance journalist and writer, and is the author of Standing Down: Interviews with Retiring MPs, published by Biteback in 2015.