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  • A NEW POLL SHOWS REBECCA LONG BAILEY IN FRONT OF KEIR STARMER IN THE BATTLE FOR LABOURS TOP JOB


    KARL
    The Labour Party


    A new poll carried out by Survation has seen Salford & Eccles MP - Rebecca Long Bailey push ahead in the Labour leadership contest - giving her an estimated 42% of first preference votes as apposed to her closest rival Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer who currently sits at 33%.

    The results also show Jess Phillips on 9%, Lisa Nandy on 7% and poor old Emily Thornberry trailing far behind with just  a paltry 1% of the vote.

    With 11 weeks of the race still to go things could change and with up to a third of those asked still to chose a candidate to back and only 22% maintaining that they are certain of their vote then things most likely will.

    Long Bailey has the backing of some very influential unions and groups despite the countries largest union 'Unison' having pledged their support for Starmer last week.

    If this new poll which asked members of the Labour List website their preferences is anything to go by then it shows that there is still a clear divide between the Parliamentary Labour Party and the membership which by stark contrast has Keir with the backing of 88 of his fellow MP's as apposed to Long Bailey only managing to pick up 33.

    There is still a long way to go before the final results are in and the results are called, ultimately it will be the half a million members of the party who will determine its future.

    Meanwhile, a website purporting to be in support of Momentum backed Rebecca Long Bailey was found to have been rather cheekily diverting visitors to that of leadership rival Lisa Nandy the MP for Wigan.

    The Salford MP had been plagued by the image of her being a continuity candidate for Corbynism but it would seem that if this poll is anything to go by, she has the support of the parties membership and that is all that counts in this game.



    Edited by KARL




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