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Professor Phil Cowley, Has Jeremy Corbyn ever voted with the Conservatives in Parliament?


Channel 4 News found seven examples of parliamentary votes where Jeremy Corbyn, while still a backbencher, voted with the majority of Conservatives and against the majority of Labour MPs. Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, points out that Mr Corbyn is “often voting with [the Conservatives] but for different reasons, like when there is a bill which he objects to because it’s not left-wing enough and others object to because it’s not right-wing enough.”
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