Corbyn wins 18 elections by a landslide, the media’s silence is deafening | The Canary

Jeremy Corbyn was given a decisive mandate from Labour’s youth wing in party elections on Thursday. On regional boards and Young Labour’s national committee, 18 seats were up for grabs and Corbyn supporters won every one.

This is a sweeping success for the Labour leader, and for Momentum – the grassroots organisation set up following Corbyn’s leadership win. It could be a sign of things to come at next weeks annual conference for the party’s youth wing, where pivotal roles, of the chair and National Executive Committee representative, will be decided.

But this landslide victory has barely been reported in the media. Highly influential institutions like the BBC consider non-events, such as Russian planes flying close to UK airspace, worthy of top story attention. But when it comes to developments that could have a huge impact on our democracy, such as who people want to lead the country, they simply pass on by.

Source: Corbyn wins 18 elections by a landslide, the media’s silence is deafening | The Canary

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11 thoughts on “Corbyn wins 18 elections by a landslide, the media’s silence is deafening | The Canary

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Was it on any of the TV or radio news shows? That’s where the mainstream really is these days.
      What’s the circulation of The Times? A little higher than mine?

  1. hayfords

    It wasn’t a major story. Internal elections with 3.5% turnout. Pretty much a non event.

    The only elections that count are when the wider electorate vote.

  2. mohandeer

    The BBC is receiving all sorts of condemnation in the social media from all over the world for it’s blatant Russophobic codswallop and misrepresentation of events in Syria. Why would they stop being the B**********g,Bogwash, Corporation now? The Beeb is nothing more than a propagandist road show for the elitists they serve. Syrians are up in arms over their misreporting of events(because the BBC world service is available, most Russians believe that the BBC is a propagandist tool for the idle rich and millions of Aussies, Canadians and Americans think it’s just an extension of Cameron’s club. Yes they take an interest in what’s happening over here just as I know what’s going on in their countries. The wonder of the World Wide Web!

  3. frank molina

    Under the veteran left-winger, Labour currently trail David Cameron’s Conservatives by an average of eight points in opinion polls.

    This is the biggest deficit recorded by the party eight months after a general election defeat since regular opinion polls began in Britain in the late 1940s.

    Even after unpopular former prime minister Gordon Brown was booted out by voters in 2010, Labour had already opened up a five point lead over the Tories at this same stage in the last parliament.

    And eight months after Labour’s 1992 election disaster under Neil Kinnock, the party had opened up a poll lead of 10 points.

    The last time the party was still polling behind the Conservatives this long after an election defeat was in 1988 amid the SDP defection, when it trailed by five points.

    But, in an analysis by the Press Association, it is impossible to find any record since the Second World War of a gap bigger than eight points at this stage in any electoral cycle.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Point taken – but this is because of sabotage by the as-good-as-Tory right wingers in the Parliamentary Labour Party, rather than issues with Jeremy Corbyn.
      No party that has had very public internal squabbles has gone on to win an election.

    2. Simon Tucker

      I think that the results of the by-election and various council elections in which Labour has extended its share of the vote and retaken seats from UKIP are quite telling. After May’s council elections we will have a clearer idea of the Corbyn effect. Remember how good the opinion polls were before the May 2015 election?

      The simple fact is that the entire media is almost 100% engaged in misrepresentation of Corbyn and his policies – and many of these opinion poll fora are being very selective. I am on the YouGov panel and, since I made my voting intentions clear, they have failed to include me in any question on subsequent voting intentions. Funny that isn’t it?

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