/Labour leadership poll RESULTS: Sir Keir Starmer reigns despite ‘lightweight’ candidates

Labour leadership poll RESULTS: Sir Keir Starmer reigns despite ‘lightweight’ candidates

Labour leadership contenders spoke in a Channel 4 debate this week, outlining their positions on several pressing issues for the party as they hoped to gain support ahead of the final vote. Express.co.uk readers voted on which candidate they believed was the most convincing yesterday, causing some to lament on the current state of Labour. 

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The Labour leader candidates debated a range of issues pertinent to the party earlier this week, including trans rights, antisemitism and cannabis decriminalisation.

Notably, all three candidates distanced themselves from Jeremy Corbyn, as none named him the best Labour leader of the last 50 years.

Only one of the three, Lisa Nandy, said they would choose to scrap the monarchy.

Express.co.uk readers watching the showdown last night concluded one of the three emerged victorious, although no official winners were declared.

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Labour leadership poll results: Keir Starmer reigns after Channel 4 debate (Image: GETTY)

Labour leadership poll results

Labour leadership poll results: Keir Starmer was named favourite to win after the debate (Image: GETTY)

Results from an earlier Express.co.uk poll found most people believed Sir Keir Starmer, currently a favourite to take the leadership bid this year, emerged victorious.

Of the 4,197 voters, a total of 1,307 put their weight behind the Shadow Brexit Secretary.

Close behind was Lisa Nandy, the MP for Wigan, with 1,136 votes.

The least popular was “Corbyn continuity” candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey, with just 446 votes.

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Labour leadership poll results: Lisa Nandy said she would scrap the monarchy (Image: GETTY)

While most people supported Sir Kier Starmer, a slim majority concluded they did not know who won.

A total of 1,308 said they did not have a favourite of the three, and Express.co.uk readers voiced their distaste with the available candidates.

One reader said they would have preferred to vote for “none of the above”.

They said: “I think they don’t know vote should have been called none of the above because none of them stood out as leadership material.”

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Another reader added they “pitied” Labour for their offering, adding they would not “waste their time” voting for any.

One long term Labour supporter said they felt there weren’t any viable options to vote for.

They said: “Nobody won….they are all losers. The next election will prove it.

“I am a lifelong Labour supporter from a northern heartland.”

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Labour leadership poll results: Rebecca Long-Bailey just received 446 votes from Express readers (Image: GETTY)

Another reader said the candidates were no threat to Boris Johnson’s party, adding they hoped Labour could be “destroyed entirely”.

They said: “The three remaining are lightweight and are no real threat to Boris or Conservative party.

“TBH, I hope Long-Bailey wins the Labour leadership as that will destroy the Labour party entirely.

“Nandy and Starmer may be able to keep the party together, but neither have policies that would bring back the old Labour voters in the North or Wales.”

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