A new poll suggests that as little as seven percent of the Jewish community would consider supporting the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership in the next general election.
This was an even lower figure than the thirteen percent support that the Party registered in a previous poll ahead of the 2017 general election.
The new poll, carried out by Survation for the JC, showed that 42 percent of Jews would consider voting for the Labour Party under new leadership.
Ian Austin MP, an honorary patron of Campaign Against Antisemitism who quit the Labour Party over antisemitism, said: “This poll shows the shameful extent to which the Jewish community – which traditionally showed strong support for Labour – has been alienated by the racism which has poisoned the party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Six times as many Jewish people would vote Labour with a different leader – so even if moderate MPs won’t get rid of him because it is the right thing to do, you’d have thought they would at least do it for electoral reasons.”
Survation questioned 766 self-identified Jewish residents aged over eighteen between 19th September and 14th October.
On 28th May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
Over 55,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”