'Jeremy Corbyn had more support but no-one landed killer blow' - Labour List editor on leadership debate

Labour leadership: 'Jeremy Corbyn will win', claims Labour List

Peter Edwards believes Jeremy Corbyn will win the Labour leadership election

Friday, September 9, 2016

Neither Jeremy Corbyn nor Owen Smith was able to land a "killer blow" in last night's turbulent Labour leadership debate.

That's according to Labour List editor Peter Edwards, who also said Corbyn will see off his challenger and win the contest.

Edwards was speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer after a heated live TV debate, in which both candidates were heckled and branded unelectable.

Corbyn is widely expected to win, thanks to a huge influx of his supporters into the party over recent months. However Edwards believes the "really dramatic question" isn't the outcome of this contest,  but "what happens after, what happens to the rather troubled state of the Labour party."

Edwards also dismissed Smith's flagship pledge to hold a second referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

"The idea of a second referendum, it does sound a bit undemocratic," Edwards explained. "I think that has a bit of a whiff about it and I wouldn't encourage him to go down that route."

 

Listen to the full interview to find out more