Jeremy Corbyn says Labour's 'message is getting through' to voters

Posted May 22, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has reached its highest poll rating in the General Election campaign so far after the party launched its radical manifesto.

As the Tories turned their fire on Labour following Tuesday's manifesto launch, the Prime Minister claimed there was a £58 billion black hole in Mr Corbyn's plans - a figure rejected by Labour who insist the programme is fully costed - while Mr Hammond said numerous party's plans to nationalise industries and raise tax on the rich were "questionable".

The union leader told Politico that a Labour victory on 8 June would be "extraordinary" given the state of the party and criticism of it in the media.

One of his more persistent internal critics, Barrow and Furness candidate John Woodcock, made no bones about his expectations of defeat, telling Radio 4's Today: "We know nationally what the result of this election is going to be".

The poll follows a Business Insider / GfK poll published on Wednesday which showed Labour trailing the Conservatives by 20 points, but with Corbyn's approval numbers on the rise.

"Labour stands for unity across all ages and regions".

But they do give an indication as to whether the support for each party is increasing or falling.

Nor did the BBC seem to understand the difference between ourselves, with a clear and easily-available public record of supporting Jeremy Corbyn and with over 2,000 members including 18 members of trade union executives, and the miniscule left group who it seems had sent the tweet attributed to us.

The survey was carried out before the publication of Labour's general election manifesto.

Mrs May said that the Tory manifesto later this week will "set out in detail the five great challenges our country faces over the next few years and lay out how we will tackle them", compared to the "fantasy wish list of easy promises paid for with imaginary money" offered by Labour.

Survation's poll for The Mail On Sunday put the Tories on 46% and Labour on 34%, with Lib Dems trailing on 8%. And a Opinium poll on May 12 said 32 per cent would vote Labour.

Mr Corbyn's allies believe he is likely to be able to stay in office should he win more than the 30.4 per cent share of the vote which Ed Miliband achieved in the 2015 election.

She will say these voters are a "majority for change" and are not served by either the SNP or the Conservatives. If the Conservative figures are right, some 51% of homes in London, 48% in Cambridge, 46.7% in Guildford and 38.7% in Oxford would be liable, the party said.