Labour activists don’t want to see the party talking to the Lib Dems about working together post-election. That’s the message from the latest LabourList “State of the Party” survey. 57% said that Labour shouldn’t be talking to the Lib Dems about a post-2015 future, whilst 39% thought the party should be. That’s certainly an obstacle the leadership will need to overcome as they make repeated overtures to Vince Cable and others.
Better news for the leadership though as LabourList readers believe that Miliband and Balls and winning the argument on the economy – with 54% believing this is the case compared to 34% who don’t. But considering we’re in a double dip recession, it’s perhaps telling that a third of our readers still aren’t convinced Labour are winning the argument.
Miliband’s position as leader remains as secure as ever though, with 62% of our readers viewing his performance as either Excellent or Good.
We also asked questions on whether or not you thought the party had changed, and how many of you would be attending conference. We’ll have posts on these specific issues, the shadow cabinet league table, and your backbench MP of the month, all coming later this week.
517 LabourList readers voted in this month’s survey – thanks to those who took park.