Maria Tobacco. Socialist Jeremy Corbin remains the most likely candidate for the position of head of the British labor party, exactly one month before the announcement of the name of the winner of the elections, inform the data of sociological polls.
on Wednesday at noon (14. 00 Moscow time) has expired the deadline for submission of applications for participation in elections of the head of the labour party. For the position, vacated by the resignation after a disastrous General election ed Miliband, there are four candidates: the people's Deputy of the house of Commons Corbin, shadow health Minister Andy Burnham, shadow interior Minister Yvette Cooper And Deputy shadow health Minister Liz Kendall.
according YouGov research center, Corbin is leading by a large margin: for him, ready to give their votes to 53% of supporters of the party. This figure is 10 percentage points higher than three weeks ago that said about the fact that Corbin is successfully moving towards the head of the opposition.
2nd place - Burnham With 21% of votes at the 3rd - Cooper With 18%. And literally convincing look chances Kendall, enlisted At this time only 8% of the vote. In the YouGov poll was attended by 1411 people.
On 14 August by post will be sent out the ballots, which will End at noon on September 12. At the same time will be a special conference which will be declared the winners.
It is noteworthy that early in the race for the post of chief labour Corbin was in last place: he managed to enlist the support of the right to participate in elections 35 deputies of the Parliament for quite a few minutes before the expiration deadline of June fifteen.
Since then, Corbin, who has been calling himself a socialist, has achieved great success, largely due to the very active campaigns: most of his supporters specially entered in the labor party to Express support for their candidate in the elections.
Corbin, as the socialist, advocated the abolition of fees for higher education in England, for the nationalization of Railways, the introduction of the concept of a living wage, the income tax increase for the wealthiest citizens And corporate taxes. In addition, He repeatedly stated that he wished to see Britain a Republic, although it was noted that At the moment the big issue is not important.
Corbin is a supporter of the unification of Ireland, He had been subjected to attacks from party members for overly trusting relationships With the leaders of the Irish Republican army.
in 2014 Corbin was printed in the Morning Star publication which placed the responsibility for the crisis in Ukraine on NATO And the USA, and Russia's actions have called the result of provocation from the West. The expansion of NATO, said Corbin Then, steadily entails expansion from Russia, as well as Vice versa.
however, several significant labour government has already expressed concern in connection With the possible election Corbin for the post of party chief. So, former aide to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell said the labour party "runs the risk of broken rock" if elected Corbin. He tried to persuade to Express support " anyone but Corbin ", explaining that This candidate will never win a General election.