When next week’s general election was first announced, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was not seen to have even a chance of winning. Over the past seven weeks, however, the 67-year-old’s popularity has risen greatly, and the latest slash in poll gaps is said to be due to female voters rallying on his side after deserting their former ally, Theresa May.
According to The Telegraph, women who were previously planning on voting for the United Kingdom’s current leader, who is also head of the nation’s Conservative Party, have decided that rooting for Jeremy Corbyn’s team would yield better results for them in the long term. They are said to have become increasingly concerned with whether Theresa May truly has their best interest at hearts, mainly in terms of equality when it comes to rights, wages, etc.
The Labour Party leader’s “For the many, not for the few” motto has seemingly struck a chord among the masses, with the poll gaps getting tighter and tighter as each day goes by. The Labour Party’s chances, much to everyone’s disbelief, are greater than they have been in years when it comes to taking full power of the nation. The current poll results, says The Independent, put Jeremy Corbyn almost neck and neck with Theresa May, with the Conservatives sitting at a mere three-point difference.
One of the biggest issues with the 2017 general election, which has been working favors for the father of three, is the fact that while May has been willingly absent from public debates and suchlike, Jeremy Corbyn has done his best to make sure his public knows his stance on issues regarding Brexit, immigration and employment, as well as the glaring NHS problem in the country.
The Mirror reveals that May has shot back when it comes to this concern, accusing the Labour leader of finding it more important to tally up the number of “appearances he’s had on telly” than to fully lay out his plans regarding Britain’s exit from the European Union. The public, however, is seemingly finding more favor with Corbyn’s desire to discuss and be transparent with them, as they feel that in an election it is better, on a politician’s part, to let the people know what their true plan is for the nation’s political future.
The end result will come on June 8, less than a week away. The Labour Party has also received far more support than it ever has from the millennial generation, with thousands of young voters having already registered for the big day, openly declaring their support for Jeremy Corbyn on social media websites.
By Lorelai Zelmerlow