John Mann MP Runs a Primary of his Voters on Labour Leadership Question

Bassetlaw Games awards night.  Pictured is MP John Mann (w121008-7p)

Bassetlaw Games awards night. Pictured is MP John Mann (w121008-7p)

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Over the past week MP for Bassetlaw John Mann has run a primary of Bassetlaw voters who voted Labour in the 2015 General Election and asked them who they back to be the next leader of the Labour Party.

Over 4,000 Labour voters were contacted and this included Labour Party members and all the new people who have joined the Party in the weeks since the General Election.

The results found that following the first round of voting Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn were at level pegging with an equal number of first preferences with each having 32 per cent of the vote, leaving Yvette Cooper with 29 per cent and Liz Kendall receiving 7 per cent of the vote.

This then saw Kendall dropping out with her transfers mainly going to Cooper which took her ahead of Corbyn.

Corbyn was then eliminated and the final result following his transfers meant that Burnham leapt ahead with 54% of the vote with Cooper in second place with 46%.

Commenting on the results, Mr Mann said: “The people of Bassetlaw are a good bellwether of British opinion outside of the London hothouse.”