Yesterday's Hartlepool turnout was 30,000. In 2019 and 2017 it was 41,000. Labour votes are also reduced from 15K to 8K. Basically, Labour lost because its core supporters refused to come out and vote for a party that are Tories with red rosettes.
🗳 John MCDONNELL says Starmer's not taking responsibility.. he's 'scapegoating everyone but himself' for the disastrous election results.. I doubt whether Starmer will be leader of Labour this time next week #NayabChohanLIVE#politicspic.twitter.com/ZcxU7kSMFr
— NAYAB CHOHAN Journalist AND Presenter🎙 (@NayabChohanLIVE) May 8, 2021
There’s no mandate for the Labour leadership to move further to Blairism & the right.
It’s not what party members voted for & it has no answers to the crises we face.
We need an inspiring, principled vision to transform society for the 99%, not bashing trade unions & the left.