Angela Rayner’s Future of Work campaign was thwarted because “just 8% of members give Labour a chance.”
ANGELA RAYNER’S expectations of revolutionizing the way Britons work have been dashed when a poll revealed that only 8% of members believe Labour has a possibility of forming the government.
Ms Rayner is the newly appointed Shadow Secretary for the Future of Work for Labour, a job she was given after she was fired as the party’s head in May. She has embraced the post with zeal, laying out Labour’s expansive vision for the future of work in the UK late last month, which included making flexible working the default. Many of the work habits that became commonplace during the pandemic would be adopted and maintained by workers across the country.
This, according to Ms Rayner, will allow work to “fit around people’s lives rather than dictate their lives.”
Labour claims that the initiatives will appeal to and benefit people from all walks of life in the United Kingdom.
Recent polling reveals, however, that the party faces a considerably harder challenge if it intends to regain not only the confidence of the electorate (many of whom defected from Labour in 2019), but also that of its own members.
Many devoted Labour supporters are extremely gloomy about their chances of gaining Government in the next general election, according to YouGov polling data released in July.
According to the findings, only 8% of the 1,073 members polled believed Labour would win if a vote were held the next day in a snap election.
More telling, when questioned about Labour’s chances if the election were held in May 2024 as planned, only 36% said they were certain the party would win.
This is far from accurate; barely a third of members believe their party will be able to defeat the Conservatives in a three-year election.
When compared to an identity poll conducted in March, the results are even more shocking.
Sir Keir Starmer’s poll numbers had plummeted at the time, and momentum was building for a severe defeat in the Hartlepool by-election.
Members, on the other hand, expressed more faith in the party, with 12 percent believing it would win in a sudden election.
When asked about Labour’s chances in 2024, the figure jumped to 43%, which is 7% higher than July’s results.
Now, nine out of 10 Labour Party members (89%) agree. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”