Despite his re-engagement with British politics, LabourList reader wouldn’t take Tony Blair back as PM – and the same goes for Gordon Brown. 60% of those who voted in our June State of the Party survey said that they wouldn’t take Blair back, with the figure rising to 70% for Gordon Brown.
38% would have Blair back, whilst just 24% would like to see Gordon Brown return as PM.
Whilst LabourList readers might not be hankering for a return from former Prime Ministers, they are certainly happier than they once were with the current Labour leader. 60% believe that Ed is doing an Excellent or Good job as leader, with just 15% believing that his performance has been Poor or Very Poor. Unlike ConHome, we’re still asking how you think our leader is doing…
Elsewhere, there’s backing for Lords Reform – but not neccessarily for Nick Clegg’s bill. 67% of you want Labour to reform the upper house, but less than half of that number believe that Labour should back Clegg’s poposals – with the majority of reformers wanting to see amendments to the bill and/or a referendum.
The survey also returned to something LabourList has paid a great deal of interest to – internal party democracy. 50% of you think that the party isn’t serious about internal democracy, compared to just 22% of you who disagree. Ed Miliband and General Secretary Iain McNicol still have some way to go to convince people, it seems.
And finally – 17% of you said that you would dodge tax if you could. But 73% of you said that you wouldn’t. Quite right…
855 people voted in our June State of the Party survey. Thanks to everyone who took part – keep an eye out tomorrow for the latest shadow cabinet rankings.