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Poll: Most Britons think Labour was right to suspend Jeremy Corbyn

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at his house in North London - Credit: PA

A snap poll has found that most Britons support Labour’s decision to suspend Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism, with more of the party’s voters also thinking it was the right choice rather than a wrong one.

The former Labour leader lost the party whip after he said the issue had been “dramatically overstated” by opponents in an attempt to discredit him.

But a snap YouGov poll found most Britons think the suspension was justified with 58% thinking it was the right thing to do. Just one in eight – 13% think it was wrong to suspend Corbyn, while 29% don’t know.

By 41% to 26% Labour voters in the 2019 general election supported the decision, while 33% did not know.

The same poll found that an overwhelming majority thought Corbyn was a bad leader of the Labour Party with 66% saying so and 43% thinking he was “very bad”.

There was a bigger split between 2019 Labour voters with 45% thinking he was good and 44% thinking he was bad.

By contrast, Starmer is seen by the public as doing a good job so far by 46% and 22% disagreeing. A total of 62% of Labour voters think he is “very good” or “fairly good” compared to only 17% who think otherwise.