New YouGov poll suggests Keir Starmer still favourite to win leadership contest

PUBLISHED: 18:04 17 January 2020 | UPDATED: 18:16 17 January 2020

Labour MP Sir Keir Starmer. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

Labour MP Sir Keir Starmer. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

2020 Getty Images

New YouGov polling has suggested again that Keir Starmer could win the Labour leadership contest - increasing his popularity with the membership based upon the last survey.

Become a Supporter

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism

Based on first preferences in the first round Starmer has 46% of support compared to Rebecca Long-Bailey's 32% of support. Jess Phillip has 11%, Lisa Nandy on 7% and Emily Thornberry on 3%.

When all of the other lower-scoring candidates are eliminated it translates to Starmer on 63% of the support with Long-Bailey on 37%.

It suggests Starmer is increasing his support with the Labour membership.

You may also want to watch:

MORE: Why Keir Starmer has the Labour leadership race all sewn up already

The polling does not, however, factor in registered supporters or affiliated supporters, who all have a vote.

Around 60,000 new members to have joined the party in the last month - with an extra 15,000 applying to become a registered supporter in the last few days.

While Starmer is significantly ahead in YouGov polling, a Survation poll of members using the LabourList website found that Long-Bailey was slightly ahead of Starmer.

Nonetheless YouGov accurately predicted the 2015 Labour leadership result and the 2019 general election result.

Become a Supporter

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

Become a supporter

Related articles

You've seen the news, now discover the story

The New European is committed to providing in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as celebrating European life.

Try 13 weeks for £20

Latest Articles

Most Read

latest issue

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Find your nearest pro-European campaigning activities, talks, protests and events nationwide.