BBC News Online: Jeremy Corbyn’s early years as reported in Islington



Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the opposition, has been Islington North MP for 32 years.

A look through the early press archives shows that his most predictable trait as MP of the north London constituency was to do the unpredictable.

Opinions on his style of dress have never been far away, either.

The first half of his tenure tells of a man sympathetic to controversial causes; of rebellion; and even of the gift of an organic marrow.

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