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Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti, Here’s what we know about Labour’s £3 supporters – and whether they’ll pay £25 to help Corbyn again

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Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti have written in The Conversation about their survey of Labour supporters who registered during the last leadership contest for £3 as opposed to £25 which is the fee to register for the current contest. “The battle for these £3 supporters is so intense because so little is known about who they are and why they signed up last time. Were they hardline Corbynistas, hard-up party loyalists, or simply troublemakers willing to fork out a few quid to troll Labour? And, just as importantly, what might they do this time?” More »