Leftist army prepares for life beyond Corbyn

The left-wing Momentum movement has helped turn Labour into the largest political force in Europe.


LONDON — In his apartment a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge on the banks of the River Thames, Jon Lansman is sipping strong black coffee and contemplating life after Jeremy Corbyn.

As founder and leader of Momentum, the insurgent campaign group that backs the opposition Labour leader, Lansman is as responsible as anyone for Corbyn’s against-the-odds rise.

In three years, Corbyn has gone from obscure backbencher to potential prime minister.

Corbyn’s ascent, backed by Momentum, makes Lansman one of the most influential figures on the left of British politics today, backed by an army of activists, personal ties to the leader and a seat on Labour’s governing body.

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