Jeremy Corbyn fun facts: Five things you didn't know about the new labour leader

 
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"I take pictures of drain covers. People think it’s a little odd, but there we are” (Source: Getty)

We're learning a lot about Labour's new leader this week, from his views on homoeopathy to his PMQs debating style, but here are a few things you probably haven't heard...


1. HE LOVES CAMBRIDGE

“I travel to Cambridge quite a lot, one of my secret joys is to get a train up and ride around for the day.”

2. HE LOVES DRAINS

“My mother always said there’s history in drain covers. I take pictures of them. People think it’s a little odd, but there we are”

3. HE LOVES ALLOTMENTS

“I always make time for my allotment. You like a dry summer because the weeds don’t grow.”


Corbyn's a backer of Arsene Wenger


4. HE LOVES WENGER

A long-time Arsenal fan, Corbyn signed an early day motion describing the 2004 Invincibles side as “the best club football team in the world”

5. HE “DOES RELAXING”

On the Friday before his victory was announced Corbyn said he would go to his constituency, then to parliament, “and then on Friday evening I’ll go home and do some relaxing.”

Do some relaxing... Corbyn is a man of many interests.

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