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to ask if you would vote for Corbyn and what area of the country you are in?

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WillyW8nker Tue 27-Sep-16 14:43:16

Just curious as to whether Corbyn's re-election means his popularity is better than the polls suggest and also if there is a divide in the geographical location of his supporters.

So, would you vote for Corbyn if there was a GE tomorrow and what part of the country are you in?

Me: I would vote for him. I am in London.

EatsShitAndLeaves Tue 27-Sep-16 14:51:35

Not a cat in hell's chance and:

1. I'm in the North of England
2. I'm a member of the Labour Party (though probably not for much longer)

He's an activist, not a leader and certainly not a credible PM.

HirplesWithHaggis Tue 27-Sep-16 14:52:12

I would like to see a Corbyn-led gvt in WM, but as Scottish Labour are such a bunch of incompetent, backstabbing, careerist Blairites I would be unable to vote for same. Am in Scotland, as you probably guessed! grin

Not sure how you'd categorise that. confused

littleprincesssara Tue 27-Sep-16 14:52:13


scaryteacher Tue 27-Sep-16 15:00:00

No I wouldn't - lived through his type of socialism in the 70s and don't need a repeat. Registered to vote in SW, but live in Belgium, so am on overseas voters register.

maggiethemagpie Tue 27-Sep-16 15:01:44

No. Regardless of his principles, he can't lead the PLP and you can't really have a leader who can't lead.

Leadership abilities are as important as principles IMHO.

I think he's slightly too far on the left for my liking anyway, but pissing off all his MPs is an indication he's not the right for the job.

SuckingEggs Tue 27-Sep-16 15:02:57

No way. For all the reasons above.


sonlypuppyfat Tue 27-Sep-16 15:03:23

I've always voted labour but I wouldn't vote for him. I live I the Midlands. I don't think he represents the working class at all

TheVermiciousKnid Tue 27-Sep-16 15:05:25

East Midlands

sianihedgehog Tue 27-Sep-16 15:05:50

Yes. Would absolutely vote for him, the party has been in tremendous need of a strong direction for a long long time.

Littlecaf Tue 27-Sep-16 15:06:14

SE labour voter here.

I would vote for him as I would support Labour, but I don't think he makes good PM material. I don't think he will get elected and it pains me that the Labour Party have chosen him. I don't like the rehetoric of his supports. It's like he is Jesus Christ. It's awful and embarrassing.

Just seen Sadiq Khan's speech at the Labour Party conference on the news and I think he'd make a good PM.

mathsmum314 Tue 27-Sep-16 15:07:55

South West of England and usually vote for best local candidate, rather than party. But since Corbyn/Momentum has taken over the Labour party there is no way I could vote for a Labour candidate. In my area moderate Labour supporters seem likely to vote for Ukip now.

Main reasons seem to be his half-hearted support to Remain in the EU when he probably voted to Leave it. His open door policy on immigration. His plans to put us in £500 billion more debt. His passivity on his misogynistic/antisemitic/violent retinue. His anti-trident/anti-NATO stance. His history of support for terrorists. His communist/socialist ideology. His inability to lead a team. The way he treats his MP's...... shock God I didn't realize there was so much... yea, no way I could vote Labour now.

SeekEveryEveryKnownHidingPlace Tue 27-Sep-16 15:08:14

Yes I would and I live in the North.

Whoever had won the leadership, Theresa May wouldn't be looking any more appealing to me, so I'll be voting labour and in the meantime fervently hoping they can get it together and oppose powerfully.

SandyPantz Tue 27-Sep-16 15:08:32

Yes, in in the south

I voted remain though and most remainers I speak to won't vote for him because he's not fighting to stop article 50

I personally don't think he can prevent article 50 but with him in charge it could be a "soft brexit" rather than a hard brexit which is the better of two evils.

PenguindreamsofDraco Tue 27-Sep-16 15:09:39

Not with a gun to my head.

Twogoats Tue 27-Sep-16 15:14:24



Boffered1 Tue 27-Sep-16 15:14:43

Nope not a chance. As another poster said he is an activist not a leader. I live in the North of England

Thurlow Tue 27-Sep-16 15:15:01


I wouldn't naturally vote Labour and haven't done in the past, though for every election I'm open to being convinced. There has been absolutely nothing about Corbyn and his policies that has resonated even the slightest with me. I know I'm not alone (talking to friends and colleagues) in saying that as non-Labour voter, I can't imagine anyone less likely to convince me to vote Labour than Corbyn.

I'm in the Home Counties/commuterville.

ScarletSahara Tue 27-Sep-16 15:15:38

Definitely and it'll be the happiest vote I've given and the only I will have ever done with utter conviction.


SplendidPanda Tue 27-Sep-16 15:16:15

Nope, I don't think he has any of the characteristics needed to be a good PM. I don't necessarily disagree with his opinions but I really don't like his attitude. I'm registered to vote in the SE but live overseas.

AlbusPercival Tue 27-Sep-16 15:16:36

Yes I would, but my vote is irrelevant as I live in a dyed in the wool blue area.

Well it depends on the local candidate. Couldnt vote for last years as he lived 200 miles from here and never came to any meetings or hustings etc, so spoiled my ballot.

Cloudspider Tue 27-Sep-16 15:17:19

In the north and a no from me. He never wanted to join the European Union in the 1st place so why are people surprised! Any one from Northern Ireland or Buckingham palace out there?
I do admire his principles but leaders have to put personal beliefs aside for the greater good he will not do this.

PageStillNotFound404 Tue 27-Sep-16 15:18:01

Yes, and did in the leadership elections.

North East.

Cockblocktopus Tue 27-Sep-16 15:18:12

Not at all but he never had my vote.

Australia Kent

TheNaze73 Tue 27-Sep-16 15:20:14

Not a chance. Essex

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