Jeremy Corbyn finally admits his leadership was a DISASTER for the Labour Party...then blames everyone else
Jeremy Corbyn was leader of the Labour Party during the snap election in 2019 that saw Boris Johnson surge to power
Jeremy Corbyn has admitted that his leadership was a “disaster” for the Labour Party while reflecting on the fall of Red Wall seats at the last general election.
Boris Johnson took tens of Red Wall seats from Labour in 2019 after his decision to call a snap election.
Reflecting on the reason for the dramatic loss, Corbyn, who now sits as an independent MP said: “I think that I did have a problem with the media for sure.
“The numbers of who voted and transferred from Labour to the Conservative was quite small, there was a bigger Labour abstention in those seats, there’s a bit of exaggeration on the Red Wall stuff."
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Probed to discuss the fall of the stronghold Labour seats Corbyn continued: “It was disastrous for us to lose those seats. There were a number of factors. Yes, the attacks that had been made against me were probably a substantial factor but not the only factor.
He went on to claim the fall in Labour support “didn’t all happen in one election it had been happening for a very long time”.
Elsewhere, when asked about his future as an MP after being ousted by Sir Keir Starmer, Corbyn said: “I was elected as the Labour MP for Islington North in the last general election as I have been in the previous nine general elections. I think the people of Islington North and the North Islington Labour Party members should be able to make that choice and that decision.”
Last week, Sir Keir Starmer said that he could not see how Jeremy Corbyn could stand as a Labour candidate at the next election.
Corbyn had the whip removed and was suspended by Labour in the aftermath of the highly critical EHRC report in 2020.
He had his party membership reinstated within weeks, but Sir Keir refused to readmit him to the group of Labour MPs.
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