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Jeremy Corbyn Is Now On Snapchat

Another political first.

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Jeremy Corbyn has joined Snapchat, becoming the first leader of a major UK political party to have an account on the app.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

The Labour leader now nestles alongside the likes of DJ Khaled on Snapchat stories, where his username is jeremycorbynmp. At the same time his team have also signed him up to Instagram, where he is @jeremy_corbynmp.

Although Corbyn is already incredibly popular on Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat is new direction and gives his supporters a glimpse behind the scenes of everyday life for a Labour leader.

This is what the first day of Jeremy Corbyn on Snapchat looks like.

There are pictures of Jeremy at meetings.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

There are pictures of Jeremy taking pictures after meetings.

We'll let it slip that this isn't really a selfie.
Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

We'll let it slip that this isn't really a selfie.

There are pictures of Jeremy signing things after taking pictures after meetings.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

There are more pictures of Jeremy at big public meetings.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

There are slightly terrifying pictures of enforcers making sure journalists questioning Jeremy don't do anything silly.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

There are sideways pictures of Jeremy Corbyn eating a takeaway.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

There are sideways pictures of Jeremy taking pictures.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

In fact, Jeremy seems to spend half his life taking pictures with members of the public.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

Then there's video of Jeremy boarding a ferry. Now this is the real behind-the-scenes insight.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

Because the Labour leader looks absolutely delighted to be setting sail from Liverpool's docks.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

And he's absolutely delighted to be given a chance to take control of the ferry.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

He's shown the controls.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

And then he's off, steering a ferry on the Mersey.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

This is the real perk of being Labour leader.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

But then work comes along, with an arch eye cast on the journalist posing the questions.

Jeremy Corbyn / Snapchat

So that's what Jeremy Corbyn's Snapchat game looks like.

You can follow him here.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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