Corbyn now 32% ahead

The Independent reports:

will win the Labour leadership contest in a first-round landslide victory with 53 per cent, according to a new poll from YouGov.

Corbyn has been polling way ahead of his competition for weeks, but this result gives him the largest lead so far, putting him 32 points ahead of Andy Burnham, who came in second place.

The poll revealed that Yvette Cooper would get 18 per cent of the vote, and Liz Kendall would trail with only eight per cent.

So Corbyn 53%, Burnham 21%, Cooper 18%, Kendall 8%.

The Guardian reports:

Labour could be finished if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former chief spin doctor, has said.

In a lengthy blogpost, the former Downing Street head of communications and strategy urges the party to choose “anyone but Corbyn”, despite having previously said he would not intervene in the contest.

He says he changed his mind about weighing in because he believes the party would head for a “car crash, and more” under the Islington MP’s leadership.

Not sure if anything can stop Corbyn.

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