Corbyn momentum building
Labour surge in London – and on social media
Jeremy Corbyn’s momentum is gathering pace according to a new opinion poll showing for the first time that Londoners would prefer him over Theresa May as prime minister.
A YouGov poll for the Evening Standard shows 37% of people living in London think the Labour leader would make the best prime minister, while 34% went with May.
The poll also revealed that Labour now has a 17% lead over Mrs May’s Conservatives in the capital. This puts Labour on par with the lead it had over the Tories in the party’s 1997 landslide victory under Tony Blair.
YouGov’s London poll (with changes against 2015 election vote share):
LABOUR 50% (+9)
CONSERVATIVES 33% (-3)
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS 11% (-3)
UKIP: 3% (-3)
GREENS 2 (-1