Jeremy Corbyn should be Labour’s next leader, say LabourList readers

As Labour’s leadership election closed at noon yesterday, so too did the LabourList survey. We asked our readers who they want to be Labour’s next leader and the answer is: Jeremy Corbyn.

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With 52% of the vote, Corbyn is our readers’ choice for Labour leader. If this were to replicate itself on Saturday, we would see Corbyn win on first preferences. This is, of course, a possibility. However, it is no certainty and as his supporters tend to be particularly good at online organising, it may not be this straight forward.

Yvette Cooper is in second place with 23%, but a significant 10 points ahead of her closest rival Andy Burnham. Although this wouldn’t secure Cooper a win, it does indicate – as her supporters have been suggesting – that she’s picked up additional support in the final week. Particularly if you consider that last time we asked this question she came in third with 9% (behind Corbyn 73% and Kendall). There could be an element of online organising at play here too.

In third is Andy Burnham with 13% of the vote, and not far behind him in last place in Liz Kendall with 12%.

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2,996 people voted in this week’s survey. Thankyou to everyone who took part.

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