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March of the hard-Left MPs: UK could have the most left-wing Commons in decades


Britain faces the most left-wing Commons in decades even if Jeremy Corbyn loses the General Election. A total of 80 candidates supported by hard-left pressure group Momentum are standing for Labour, in many places replacing moderates. Quoted in the Daily Mail, Professor of Politics, Professor Philip Cowley said some of the Labour MPs first elected in 2017 could lose their seats but added: “A decent Labour result, even if not an outright win, and you should see a shift to the left.”
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