Jeremy Corbyn to lose seat

Labour set to defeat former leader in Islington North


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 8: Jeremy Corbyn MP arrives at a World Transformed Event to discuss The Kids Aren't Alright: Reimagining Education on October 8, 2023 in Liverpool, England. The event provides a platform for attendees to unite in purpose, strategize, and amplify their collective voices in shaping a progressive and equitable future, and runs at the same time as this year's Labour Party conference. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Jeremy Corbyn is set to be ejected from Parliament and lose to Labour, according to a new poll.

The survey, carried out by polling company Survation in the former Labour Party leader’s north London seat of Islington North, put Labour’s candidate Praful Nargund in the lead on 43 per cent.

Corbyn, who led Labour between 2015-2020, was second on 29 per cent. He is standing as an independent after he was prevented from standing for his former party by Labour’s governing body the National Executive Committee (NEC).

Survation’s poll was carried out in Islington North specifically, fieldwork was conducted via a telephone poll of 514 adults over 18 in the seat and was carried out between 20-25 June.

The veteran left-winger, who has represented the north London seat in Parliament since 1983, had the Labour whip removed from him in October 2020 after he refused to accept the conclusions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) report on antisemitism in the Labour Party under his leadership. In a Facebook post, Corbyn said that the scale of antisemitism in the party had been “dramatically overstated” for political reasons by his rivals and the media.

Under Corbyn, the Labour Party was called “institutionally antisemitic” by Jewish MP Luciana Berger who resigned from the party in protest. She since rejoined Labour under Starmer.

Earlier this week, at a Campaign Against Antisemitism hustings event, a Labour spokesperson was challenged for comments made by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer who said he thought Corbyn would have made a better PM than Boris Johnson.

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