It’s now been over three months since the launch of Labour’s anti-Green party strategy.
The unit, set up by shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan was designed to reverse the leakage of Labour supporters to the Greens and win back more votes from Labour’s left. So how is it going?
Well since the unit launched, support for the Greens has actually gone up.
Nationally the party is now regularly polling ahead of the Lib Dems, with support among younger generations especially high.
The party is also building support locally. In the Green’s only parliamentary seat in Brighton, they have gone from being one point behind Labour to ten points ahead. While much of that support has come from former Lib Dem and non-voters, the number of former Labour voters planning to vote Green in the constituency has almost doubled since June.
The party’s ability to translate this support into votes is also improving. Last week they revealed that they have more members than either the Lib Dems or Ukip. It is thisRead More »from Why Labour's anti-Green strategy isn't working