Leicester Labour loses 42% of its seats in a day while right-wingers smear former party leader
Right-wing Labour MPs Jon Ashworth and Liz Kendall reportedly spent today bad-mouthing former party leader Jeremy Corbyn and gushing about the drone-like replacement and his impact on Labour’s local election fortunes – which actually did no more than stand still in vote-share terms.
Meanwhile, the party was collapsing in their own back yard, as Labour got rinsed in wards across the city and lost 42% of its council seats – mostly to the utterly appalling Tories, who had no seats at all before today:
The collapse defied the concerted efforts of the Labour right, which drafted in party figures to campaign, no doubt because of the lack of grassroots campaigners ready to be identified with the right’s lack of vivion
The Labour right’s lack of self-awareness is staggering – and people are beginning to see through it. According to electoral experts, today’s results represent Labour managing only some 34% of the vote in a general election, with just a single-figure lead over the Tories, a continuation of the party’s Starmer-driven polling slide.
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