Starmer retains support of Labour members but no signs of a party united

A Survation / Labour List poll of 5,008 Labour Party members, following the first eight months of Keir Starmer’s leadership, has found the leader holding onto the support which gave him a comfortable victory in April, but a party which shows no signs at present of healing the divisions of the past few years. 


55% to 40% believe the Labour Party is moving in the correct direction, is at the same time a sign of polarisation, and optimistic (49%)/ pessimistic (41%) shows the divide, with 63% believing the party divided. 



On policy, a large majority (74%) believe the policies in the  2019 general election manifesto were broadly correct. 


48% to 46%,  believe Jeremy Corbyn should have been given back the party whip, but at the same time, a larger margin have a negative view of the former leader’s initial response to the ECHR report.  On one issue, there is more unity with 63% not trusting the party’s disciplinary process. 


Contents include:

– Favourability of senior politicians

– Direction of Labour Party

– Views and priorities on 2019 General Election manifesto policies

– Response to ECHR report


Survation conducted an online survey of 5,008 Labour Party members aged 16+ registered on LabourList, on behalf of LabourList. Fieldwork was conducted between 23rd – 25th November 2020. Data tables are available here, and a summary of results is available here.



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