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General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn will stay as Labour leader even if the party loses

by LLB Reporter
9th May 17 10:27 am

This is what Corbyn said

Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not quit as Labour leader even if his party loses the upcoming General Election.

He told Buzzfeed News: “I was elected leader of this party and I’ll stay leader of this party.” 

Labour are currently behind the Conservatives in the polls. The Tories are seeing a lead of just under 20 per cent in most trackers.

If Corbyn refuses to step down, it will be the first time since 1987 that a leader of the opposition stayed in the job after a General Election defeat. Labour is expected to gain fewer seats than the party had after the 2015 poll.

Corbyn insisted he was “serious” about winning the election.

He said: “I’m going all over the country on this because ours is an election to win. We’re fighting a campaign to win.” 

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