Labour researchers rubbish YouGov claim that Jeremy Corbyn is set to win the leadership contest
Last night’s YouGov poll put Jeremy Corbyn in the lead in the race for Labour leader. It drew on a survey of Labour members, affiliated union members, and £3 registered supporters.
To add to the polling mix, the following represents data from a survey of 294 Labour councillors in key marginal seats carried out between Thursday 16 July and Monday 20 July 2015 by Labour History Research Unit, Anglia Ruskin University lecturer Richard Carr.
The previous June LHRU polling indicated below can be found here. Plugging in only these councillor results, the leadership and deputy leadership contests would proceed as follows:
Round One – Liz Kendall is eliminated with 13.95 per cent of the vote
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Round Two – Jeremy Corbyn is eliminated with 25.77 per cent of the vote
Round Three – Yvette Cooper becomes Labour Leader with 52.1 per cent of the vote
Deputy leadership contest
Round One – Ben Bradshaw is eliminated with 9.59 per cent of the vote
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Round Two – Angela Eagle is eliminated with 12.89 per cent of the vote
Round Three – Stella Creasy is eliminated with 20.91 per cent of the vote
Round Four – Tom Watson becomes Labour Deputy Leader with 61.62 per cent of the vote
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