Labour should dump Corbyn poll reveals

Labour should axe leader Jeremy Corbyn before the next general election, according to a new poll.

The Ipsos MORI survey found 62 per cent of Britons believe Mr Corbyn should be replaced – an increase of seven per cent on last year.

The sample also showed the Conservatives have a 10-point lead over Labour – 34 per cent to 24 per cent – indicating a “bounce” after Boris Johnson became Prime Minister.

The poll was conducted, however, before the Tories came second in the Brecon by-election – losing the seat to the resurgent Liberal Democrats.

Nearly twice as many people think Mr Johnson would be the most capable occupant of Number 10 – 52 per cent against Mr Corbyn’s 27 per cent.

The Labour leader has faced incessant criticism for his party “sitting on the fence” over Brexit and its failure to tackle anti-Semitism.

Many Labour MPs are said to be disappointed at the party’s performance given the political crises surrounding the Government.

*The poll was conducted by the London Evening Standard.




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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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