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Originally posted by Arethosemyfeet:
Originally posted by SvitlanaV2:
I agree about Corbyn. But whether people will actually vote for him is another matter.

He already got more votes than any Labour leader since 1997.
But wasn't that among party members? The question is whether "his" Labour can get enough votes from the entire population - which must include winning back seats in Scotland.
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No, BT, that's the general election votes. Corbyn got 12.8 million votes. The last time Labour surpassed that was in 1997 when Blair got 13.5 million. The vote share was higher than it had been since 2001 (when turnout was very low). Prior to that the last time Labour did that well was under Harold Wilson over 50 years ago. It wasn't enough to win, but I think we can put to bed the notion that Corbyn and his policies don't appeal beyond Labour party members.
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