Jeremy Corbyn 'ready for another election fight' amid Labour surge in popularity


Jeremy Corbyn 'ready for another election fight' amid Labour surge in popularity
  1. Jeremy Corbyn 'ready for another election fight' amid Labour surge in popularity
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    LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted his party is ready for another general election, claiming that June’s vote “changed politics in this cou…
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Jeremy Corbyn has insisted Labour is ready for another general election

Labour gained 30 seats in the June general election, closing the gap on the Tories to 56 as Theresa May lost her majority.

Mr Corbyn’s words have come as Labour prepares for its annual conference in Brighton, which will begin later this week.

The Labour leader told the Guardian: "The election has changed politics in this country. We are now the mainstream.

"The Government lacks any sense of direction. They are hiding behind parliamentary power grabs to avoid scrutiny."

The Labour leader also spoke of his desire to unseat top Tories including Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson and Iain Duncan Smith.

Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn has also been given a boost ahead of Labour’s annual conference as a new poll gave Labour a four-point lead over the Tories and showed an improvement in his personal ratings.

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Labour's annual conference will begin this week

The Ipsos MORI poll showed belief in Mrs May as a capable leader has fallen 23 points since September 2016 to 45 per cent - although that was still ahead of Mr Corbyn on 38 per cent.

However, in a sign of his improved standing, 4 per cent of respondents said Mr Corbyn has sound judgment (up 10 points), 52 per cent said he understands the problems facing Britain (up eight points) and 47 per cent said he has a clear vision for Britain (up nine points).

In addition, voting intention figures from the poll put Labour on 44 per cent, the Conservatives on 40 per cent and the Liberal Democrats on 9 per cent.

Gideon Skinner, head of political research at Ipsos MORI, said: "The public have clearly warmed to Jeremy Corbyn's style and cooled on Theresa May, over the last…

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