Almost half the electorate doesn’t know what Keir Starmer stands for despite Labour’s commanding poll lead, survey shows
- The polls giving Labour a commanding 12-point lead over the Conservatives
- But just 46 per cent of the electorate were aware of Sir Keir’s political values
- The findings left Labour frontbenchers talking bullishly about their chances
Nearly half of voters still don’t know what Sir Keir Starmer stands for, a survey shows.
Despite the polls giving Labour a commanding 12-point lead over the Conservatives in the polls, just 46 per cent of the electorate were aware of the party leader’s political values. The Savanta ComRes poll found that just a third of the public were clear on Sir Keir’s policies.
Another bombshell survey by the same pollsters had put Labour in line for a comfortable 56-seat majority at the next election – with 353 seats to the Conservatives’ 211 as ‘Red Wall’ seats won by the Tories in 2019 reverted. It found that 35 per cent expect to see Sir Keir in Downing Street at the next election, while 47 per cent regard it as unlikely.
The findings left Labour frontbenchers talking bullishly about their chances.
The Labour Party leader speaks at Britain’s Labour Party’s annual conference in Liverpool yesterday. Nearly half of voters still don’t know what Sir Keir Starmer stands for, a survey shows
National Campaign Co-ordinator Shabana Mahmood told the conference: ‘Britain needs a majority Labour government.
‘After our defeat in 2019 that looked impossible. But it is possible. We have done it before and we can do it again.’
She added: ‘The road to Downing Street runs through all those seats I mentioned earlier but if we want a Labour majority then we must also pass through Dudley, Blackpool and Uxbridge. And there’s no Labour majority without wins in Scotland and in Wales.’
The constituency-by-constituency analysis, which showed the Tories losing 146 seats, suggested swathes of ‘Red Wall’ seats first won by Boris Johnson in 2019 could revert to Labour, as could Mr Johnson’s own constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
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