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Labour MP squirms in BBC probe over ‘disastrous election’ file ‘Nonetheless going backwards!’ | Politics | Information

2021-05-05 06:57:00

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BBC presenter Martha Kearney grilled the Shadow Work and Pensions secretary Jonathan Reynolds over the Labour Social gathering’s declining polls. The Right now programme host stated: “Sir Keir Starmer informed our programme yesterday that it is at all times going to take longer than a yr to show spherical Labour election fortunes after your disastrous election consequence. However the polls appear to be indicating that the social gathering continues to be going backwards. You’ll be able to’t even dangle on to locations like Hartlepool.”

Mr Reynolds replied: “The very first thing I say is polls aren’t at all times appropriate so let’s wait till now we have the precise election going down tomorrow.

“The second factor is, in case you have a look at the place the Conservative is main in some polls, it is closely right down to end up.

“Fairly rightly, we all know polls went flawed as a result of Conservative voters are extra seemingly statistically to end up.

“We will say to folks if you’d like robust native candidates, exit and vote Labour.

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“If folks try this I feel we’d outperform lots of these polls.”

Ms Kearney interjected: “You’ll be able to take into consideration that and definitely you may hope for that.

“The Conservatives have been in energy for a very long time and voters determined they wished to vary and the change wasn’t for you.”

Mr Reynolds admitted her feedback had been correct.

“He added: “We hope the general public will see how we have modified since 2019, that now we have a brand new chief, new course however to be frank, it hasn’t been the best yr to make these wider messages.”

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