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Professor Philip Cowley, Jeremy Corbyn in shock surge as Labour leader now more popular than Theresa May in London


For the first time, more voters in the capital say they think Labour’s leader would make a better Prime Minister than Mrs May, according to a YouGov poll of 1,000 Londoners produced for QMUL. Professor Philip Cowley, director of QMUL’s Mile End Institute, said: “This wasn’t part of the Conservative script for the election. They didn’t expect to be looking at potential losses in London. It’s also striking how the smaller parties are struggling in the capital. The combined Labour and Conservative vote in London is now higher than at any time since 1979.”
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