There were nearly two Jeremy Corbyns standing in Islington North

There’s an intriguing entry at the bottom of the Islington Council page listing the nominated candidates for Islington North, current MP Jeremy Corbyn:

Statement of persons nominated for election of a Member of Parliament for Islington North

Who was this other Jeremy Corbyn who tried to stand?

It was a YouTuber, one half of the Josh and Archie duo:

It would all have been a bit Ted Heath.

Doubtless they were trying to pull another stunt, such as being an Uber driver for the day… with a tank:

UPDATE: We now have an Islington North constituency poll showing how the one Jeremy Corbyn is doing.

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One response to “There were nearly two Jeremy Corbyns standing in Islington North”

  1. Also the two Roy Jenkinses in Glasgow Hillhead 1982. Someone from another Social Democratic Party (22 members, formed before the Gang of Four SDP, rather more to the left) changed his name by deed poll to Roy Harold Jenkins to face Roy *Harris* Jenkins originally in the Warrington by-election, but his nomination was rejected there because the returning officer decided the name change was a ruse to confuse the electorate (presumably the same reason this fake Jeremy Corbyn was disallowed). However, Roy Harold Jenkins *was* allowed to stand for his “SDP” in Hillhead, while tellers for Roy Harris Jenkins (including one Charles Kennedy (RIP)) were permitted to draw attention to their candidate’s position on the ballot paper (“The real Roy Jenkins is #6”).

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