Here's what happened when we asked Jeremy Corbyn to tell us a good joke

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Sunday 06 September 2015 10:00
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If Labour's seemingly interminable leadership race has nearly destroyed your sense of humour, all interest in politics or indeed your soul, fear not, because it really is very nearly over.

The four candidates - Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall - have been offering up their final pitches to the Independent on Sunday's political editor Jane Merrick this weekend.

As well as explaining why they think they should be Labour leader, what they would do about migration and how the party can win the next election, the four candidates told a joke...

Andy Burnham

You know the rugby team The Wasps? Do you reckon they’ve got a B team?

Yvette Cooper

What are ghosts’ favourite sweets? Hariboo.

Liz Kendall

A man goes to the doctor and says, 'Doctor, I can’t say my THs and Fs.' And the doctor replies, 'Well, you can’t say fairer than that, then.'

I know, don’t give up the day job...

...and Jeremy Corbyn

I believe there’s an entire Twitter account dedicated to telling jokes on my behalf, @corbynjokes I’m told, though I can’t guarantee its quality. But if you want a good laugh, read my good friend Mark Steel’s columns.

Let us know your favourite in the comments below...

Read Jane Merrick's handy Q&A with the Labour candidates here

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