Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour hits highest rating of campaign after manifesto launch

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour hits highest rating of campaign after manifesto launch

Len McCluskey, the head of the union Unite, which is Labour's biggest funder, said on Wednesday he was "full of optimism" about the party's chances in the 8 June poll.

Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, told Politico it would be a success for Labour if it could hold onto 200 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons - or 29 fewer than the party now holds.

With an ever-increasing number of people active on social media, party leaders are each expected to appear on Facebook Live before the election to take questions from voters.

If Labour secured 200 seats it would be their worst result since 1935.

While the Conservatives still enjoy a commanding lead Labour were up two points on 32 per cent, with the Tories down one on 45, a YouGov poll for The Times found.

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The Tories have been sitting comfortably ahead of Labour in recent polls.

She told BBC Radio Scotland: "I hope he is wrong, I want to see a Labour government across the whole of the United Kingdom, that's what I'm spending every waking moment of my day campaigning for".

Gibraltar's inclusion in the Labour manifesto was welcomed yesterday by Gibraltar's political parties.

"I believe that if Labour can hold on to 200 seats or so it will be a successful campaign", he said.

The General Election could determine if the United Kingdom continues to exist, Kezia Dugdale warned, as she urged people in Scotland to reject the nationalist politics offered by the SNP and the Conservatives.

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She added: "I think he's wrong, I hope he's wrong".

"I'm not optimistic, but we'll wait and see".

Both Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband resigned after leading Labour to defeats in 2010 and 2015 but, amid speculation that jockeying for position has already begun, there have been suggestions that Mr Corbyn could stay on if he equals the 30.4% vote share that Ed Miliband got in 2015.

It said it would not put an "arbitrary figure" on how much it would cost to nationalise England's nine water companies and the National Grid, saying the compensation due to existing shareholders would depend on a range of factors and would ultimately be decided by Parliament. Jeremy Corbyn has come across as a man of the people and real leader.

Its response was to say that 95 percent of earners would pay no more tax, but that the burden would start to rise on earnings of more than 80,000 pounds, about $103,000 at current exchange rates, and in corporate taxes.

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