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

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at his house in North London

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".

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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.

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