Jeremy Corbyn on track to lose Gordon Brown’s seat (and 11 others)
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath is among the constiuences now looking shaky for Labour.
A few days ago, campaigners for a referendum on the terms of Brexit sent out a clear message to Jeremy Corbyn.
As one young Labour voter put it: “Young people can’t be taken for granted and if we want to win the next election, we need to support a People's Vote.”
That’s not quite how Team Corbyn sees it. Rather, the riposte so far has been that Labour needs to appeal to both Leave and Remain voters. The Labour leadership wants Brexit to happen - but without any damage being inflicted on them from either side of the Remain/Leave divide.
Alas, new polling suggests that Corbyn’s cunning plan of appealing to appeal to both Leave and Remain voters is not working as well as he might have hoped.
YouGov modelling for The Times that correctly predicted the 2017 hung parliament has found that Theresa May would win a working majority if a general election were held today.
The Tories would win four seats, while Labour would lose the following 12:
Sheffield Hallam (currently held by Jared O'Mara)
Peterborough (Fiona Onasanya)
Rutherglen and Hamilton (Gerard Killen)
Colne Valley (Thelma Walker)
Glasgow North East (Paul Sweeney)
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Lesley Laird)
Wrexham (Ian Lucas)
Midlothian (Danielle Rowley)
Warwick and Leamington (Matt Western)
Barrow and Furness (John Woodcock)
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Hugh Gaffney)
Kensington (Emma Dent Coad)