Jeremy Corbyn Supporters An ‘Execution Squad,’ Labour MP Tells JK Rowling

A YouGov poll for The Times published yesterday suggested of those eligible to vote in the Labour leadership contest, 62% backed Corbyn and just 38% backed Owen Smith.

The survey also suggested Corbyn was far more popular among those who joined the party since the 2015 general election than those who had been members before.

Labour has seen an explosion in membership since last year, with the party now boasting over 500,000 members.

Several Labour MPs fear that if Corbyn wins they may face deselection – or “execution” in Fields words – in their seats from local party activists who want parliamentary candidates more loyal to the current leader. 

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