Labour is more divided than it ever has been, according to over 60% of respondents to our recent survey into party unity. Less than 1% (only one person – perhaps Keir Starmer) believed the party was united.
Considering that uniting the party was one of Starmer’s main pledges, this makes depressing reading for the Labour leader
With 49% of those surveyed believing that the Labour Party cannot win power if it is divided, this confirms the findings of the recent Labour List survey, which revealed that 55% of Labour supporters expected some kind of Conservative-led administration in 2024.
The main causes of party division were seen as ‘Ideological conflict’ (44%), followed by ‘Focusing on principles vs winning elections’ (14%) and the ‘Influence of outside lobbying’ (12%).
Only 44% of respondents believed it was possible for the party to unite.
How can Labour unite?
To find out more about the Labour Grassroots survey and to hear possible answers to how the party can be united, tune into our show this evening (19th August), ‘Can Labour be a broad church‘ (7:30pm-9pm).
The show will include the views of Labour members with a variety of outlooks – both pessimistic and optimistic – from across the country.