Over 1,200 people have responded to our survey on Keir Starmer’s first six months as Labour leader.
Surprisingly for many people who have been critical of the Labour leader, the vast majority of those who backed Starmer’s leadership campaign are happy with his record.
The graph below shows that Starmer supporters are mostly content.
Comments from Starmer supporters included:
‘People are warming to him – even those who do not vote labour. He looks reliable, sensible and electable.’
‘A leader who is statesmanlike and commands respect and knows how to choose a strong shadow cabinet. A team worker.’Two respondents to the survey
On the other hand, those who did not vote for Starmer to be leader have certainly not been won over by his performance.
Although this is a small sample of the Labour membership, it does indicate that Keir Starmer has not done enough to win over those in the party who didn’t vote for him.
Comments on his record included:
‘He said he was going to unite the party, he has promoted all the most pernicious and divisive figures. There is zero democracy within the party. The membership has been silenced.’
‘To be honest, he’s totally disappointed me.’Two respondents to the survey
Repercussions for NEC election
With Keir Starmer’s support holding up, it would seem that this could swing the NEC elections the way of the ‘Labour to Win’ slate – which unequivocally backs him. If ‘Labour to Win’ can pick up the 56% of the voters who supported Starmer in the leadership election then they have a very good chance of winning.
However, there is always a possibility that the turnout will be low. So it may well come down to which candidates – or slates – have the best policy offering that can attract Labour members to vote.
- On Wednesday evening (7th October), we will be discussing Keir Starmer’s first six months as leader with members and supporters from all over the country – all with differing views. To join the discussion, register via the link below.