|40 % Vote Share - A Truly Historic Achievement|
A 40% vote share for a pro-nationalisation left-wing Labour leader that attracted such sustained hatred from the tory press barons is a historic achievement. For what its worth, the Havering Witness is deeply impressed with Mr Corbyn's resilience and deep belief in his principles.
|Poor campaign, poor leader, future uncertain|
We have collected some vote share figures (see below) from previous general elections. Even Margaret Thatcher in her "golden years" only achieved 2 % more than Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. As the figures below show Jeremy Corbyn has matched or beaten the winning vote share in the previous FOUR GENERAL ELECTIONS !
1979 Margaret Thatcher 43.9%
1983 Margaret Thatcher 42.4%
1987 Margaret Thatcher 42.2%
1992 John Major 41.9%
1997 Tony Blair 43.2%
2001 Tony Blair 40.7%
2005 Tony Blair 35.2%
2010 David Cameron 36.1%
2015 David Cameron 36.9%
Vote share reference figures - UK political info