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Corbyn 20% Lead as UNISON Backs Jez.

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Jeremy Corbyn opens up MASSIVE 20-point lead in the Labour leadership election race

Daily Mirror.

Jeremy Corbyn has opened up an astonishing 20-point lead over his rivals in the race for the Labour leadership.

Private polling seen by the Daily Mirror shows Mr Corbyn set to top the ballot with 42%, way ahead of Yvette Cooper on 22.6%, Andy Burnham on 20% and Liz Kendall on 14%.

But once second preferences have been taken into account the veteran leftwinger is ahead by just two points on 51% to Ms Cooper’s 49%.

Some Labour MPs are now urging supporters of Mr Burnham and Ms Kendall to either back Ms Cooper or at least ensure she gets their second preference votes as the only way of stopping the Corbyn bandwagon.

Ballot papers for the contest are sent out on August 14, with the result announced on September 12.

Unison Backs Corbyn For Labour Leadership

Unison has announced it will be backing the anti-austerity candidate Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership.

And in a blow for Andy Burnham, who emerged early on in the leadership race as a union favourite and frontrunner, the trade union has tipped Yvette Cooper as its second choice.

It comes after a second poll suggested a significant lead for the veteran Islington North MP, putting him 20 points ahead of Ms Cooper.

Unison General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s message has resonated with public sector workers who have suffered years of pay freezes, redundancies with too many having to work more for less.

“They have been penalised for too long by a Government that keeps on taking more and more from them. Their choice shows a clear need for change towards a fairer society where work is fairly rewarded, and where those living and working in poverty supported.”

Well done!

I was not going to Blog on this, after receiving threats from some very odd quarters.

But is too important to confine to the world of Twitter and Facebook.


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  1. Threats Andrew! Name the guilty people.

    Nick WrightNick Wright

    July 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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    Andrew Coates

    July 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm

  3. Jazz hands

  4. Well I’ve asked the Corbyn campaign about his appearing at a Lyndon LaRouche event … and I will write up that and the support for the Kremlin’s narrative but … wondering whether to bother really. Who gives a toss?

  5. wordpress eat my homework

  6. OK Andrew – don’t name them, just publicly challenge their violation of your physical and emotional boundaries and allow us all to mediate.


    July 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm

  7. Andrew Coates

    July 30, 2015 at 11:49 am

  8. In the name of safe spaces,

    Can I please call you a hypocritical, Islamophobic, racist, pro imperialist, war mongering piece of shit?

    Socialism In One Bedroom

    July 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm

  9. You can indeed: and go straight onto my Little List:

    Andrew Coates

    July 31, 2015 at 4:41 pm

  10. “From a post to the Corbyn Campaign Facebook page”:

    Jeremy was clearly (by a distance) top of the online ‘ballot’ amongst Labour International members (Labour Party members who live outside of the UK). Despite this, the LICC (Labour International Coordinating Committee) decided against making any nominations.

    For deputy, Creasy was first, but there wasn’t much in it all, where Watson and Eagle were both a handful of votes behind in 2nd and 3rd place, followed by Flint and Bradshaw was a distant 5th.


    August 1, 2015 at 1:04 pm

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