Will Miliband minor get the arse card next?

David Shearer is gone, now could UK Labour be looking at shedding its hopeless leader?

Ed Miliband has suffered a new blow as a poll shows the number of people who think he is doing a “good job” as Labour leader is at an all-time low.

His embattled leadership was rated positively by only 21 per cent of those surveyed for the Telegraph, with 51 per cent describing his track record as “bad”.

In September 2011, the figure was 34 per cent. Although the poll, conducted by ICM, gave Labour a slight lead, it was within the margin of error and experts warned the Tories could retake the lead imminently if Mr Miliband’s performance does not improve.  

The poll of 2,013 people online between August 21 and August 23 gave Labour 32 per cent of the vote, the Tories 30 and the Liberal Democrats 16. The UK Independence Party was on 12 per cent.

A series of senior Labour figures have recently questioned Mr Miliband’s leadership style.

Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, has urged Labour to “shout louder”, while Peter Hain, John Denham, David Blunkett and Lord Prescott have also voiced concerns about the way the party gets its message across.

The poll suggests confidence has particularly drained away from Mr Miliband over the summer. When the same questions were asked in April, 28 per cent of voters said he was doing a good job.

Might he be given a spring ultimatum?


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  • conwaycaptain

    Sons of left wing Jewish Immigrants with no experience outside School, Uni, Political Party.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Edward Rubberband is a waste of time. I am sure he will be gone sooner.

  • Day Day

    Born to rule? No thanks.