By Daniel Margrain
No sooner had PM Theresa May announced her decision to go to the country in a snap election predicated on a single issue Brexit strategy, the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, was quickly out of the blocks in his attempts to wrong-foot her. Corbyn’s first General Election campaign speech and Q&A was a tour de force.
The Labour leader outlined a broad set of policies to tackle growing inequality and to reverse years of Tory austerity. His performance will surely put to rest the contention of his critics that he is unelectable.
Regardless, such a claim is not supported by the evidence. In his constituency of Islington North, Corbyn inherited a majority of 4,456, which is now 21,194. He’s one of the few Labour MPs whose vote increased between 2005 and 2010, when he added 5,685 to his majority. Although Corbyn is currently well behind in…
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