The Labour Party leadership election was won by Jeremy Corbyn with a landslide victory. The election was triggered by the resignation of Ed Miliband as. Labour leader Andrew Little has pulled out of all media appointments this morning - just minutes before he was due to appear on national. Hilary Armstrong, who served as the former prime minister's chief whip, says Blair stepped in to rescue Corbyn when he was under threat of deselection. Mr Corbyn only managed to get the backing of that many after some Labour MPs - including London mayor Sadiq Khan - decided to nominate him to "widen the debate" by ensuring there was a left-wing Labour voice in the contest. Archived from the original on 4 July The polls in this section have been undertaken by media pollsters known to use industry standard polling methods. Of the four candidates who stood the others were Andy Burnham , Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper Corbyn received the lowest number of nominations from Labour parliamentarians, many of whom said they had only given him their backing to widen the political debate. The voting process began on Friday 14 August and closed on Thursday 10 September , and the results were announced on Saturday 12 September Archived from the original on 17 September Watch the Leadership Debates. In , Ramsay MacDonald became the first ever Labour Prime Minister , leading a minority administration which lasted nine months. Although she said voters had a right to know what to expect, Ardern said the figure was "totally unpredictable" and Labour would "focus on being in the strongest position possible". I did not mean it should be invoked on Friday morning and we should rush over to Brussels and start negotiating things away because clearly the negotiations are going to be very long and very complicated.