Labour has a “fixing” problem, say LabourList readers


The latest LabourList State of the Party survey has delivered a stark message to the party – we have a “fixing” problem. 59% of those who voted said that the party has a problem with “fixing” (stitching up selections etc), with only 17% saying that this isn’t the case. LabourList has been campaigning for change within the party and an end to the fixers culture.

It’s clear we aren’t the only ones concerned about it.

Elsewhere in the survey, Ed Miliband has seen a surge in support for his leadership. Two months ago just 39% of LabourList readers thought Miliband was doing either an “Excellent” or “Good” job – now that figure is 61%. Meanwhile the percentage who think his performance has been “Poor” or “Very Poor” has dropped from 37% down to just 14% – with Miliband clearly benefitting from Labour’s upswiing in the national polls and positive local election results.

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the Jubilee weekend, we asked you if you were a Monarchist, a Republican or neither. The results suggest Republicanism is alive and well in the Labour Party. 57% of you said you were Republicans, while just 19% of you said you were a Monarchist (23% said neither). Ed Miliband is in touch with the country when he praises the Queen, but not, perhaps, with all Labour supporters.

815 LabourList readers voted this month – thanks to everyone who took part.

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