Friday, 17 August, 2018

Labour's ratings boosted in new poll

Kenny Thornton | 20 May, 2017, 00:37

McCluskey said: "He's (Corbyn) got now just under four weeks to try to see if you can break through that image and it's going to be a very, very hard task".

However, despite Labour likely heading towards its worst UK General Election results, with UK polls indicating that the party may loss between 50-60 seats, William Hill has detailed that Corbyn is still being backed to remain as party leader post 8 June.

Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, told Politico it would be a success for Labour if it could hold onto 200 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons - or 29 fewer than the party now holds.

While the Conservatives still enjoy a commanding lead Labour were up two points on 32 per cent, with the Tories down one on 45, a YouGov poll for The Times found.

The Labour leader plans to raise £6.4 billion from the top 5% of earners by lowering the threshold for the 45p rate of income tax from £150,000 to £80,000 and introducing a new 50p rate for earnings above £123,000.

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"I believe that if Labour can hold on to 200 seats or so it will be a successful campaign". "It will mean that Theresa May will have had an election, will have increased her majority, but not dramatically".

"We are sending messages out to our members saying, this is a decent, honest man, who is on your side, what have you got to be afraid of, what have you go to lose?" I'm full optimism for what Labour can achieve. "There is everything to play for now and we'll be fighting for every single vote".

Despite the rise in support for Labour, there are indications that Labour's support is "softer" than the Conservatives.

In a sign of the pressures within the Labour camp as it continues to trail in the polls, he told the Politico website: "I don't see Labour winning". Things can happen. But I don't see Labour winning.

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