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None past the postBritain at the polls, 2017$
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Nicholas Allen and John Bartle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526133281

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.001.0001

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Revolt on the left

Revolt on the left

Labour in opposition

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(p.34) 2 Revolt on the left
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None past the post
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Thomas Quinn

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.003.0002

This chapter offers an account of the Labour Party between the 2015 and 2017 general elections. It explains why Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader and how the party moved further to the left. It examines the very different responses to Corbyn’s leadership from within the party, and why he was both challenged for the party leadership by his MPs and able to defend his position with enormous support from the mass membership. It finishes by examining how, after languishing in the polls, Labour defied expectations on polling day by dramatically increasing its vote share.

Keywords:   Labour Party, Socialism, Jeremy Corbyn, Leadership, Austerity

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