What does Norwich make of Jeremy Corbyn?

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn sits in the Houses of Commons during a debate on the trade union b

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn sits in the Houses of Commons during a debate on the trade union bill. Photo: PA Wire - Credit: PA

Labour's new leader has polarised opinion with his left-wing policies.

We asked people in Norwich city centre on Monday afternoon whether they would vote for Jeremy Corbyn to be the country's next Prime Minister.

Ian Goldsmith, 46, record stall owner

Yes, I would vote him as Prime Minister – he's better than anyone we've had before.


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Joe Peaks, 28, barista

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No, not for any particular reason, just because I'm not interested in politics.

Laura Cohler, 21, shift leader

No, I wouldn't vote him - I don't like Labour.

Linda Pennel, 57, works for children services

No, he's too left wing.

Tom Lacy, 20, UEA student

Yes, I'd vote him. I think he's a refreshing left-wing socialist.

Adam Amric-Cleaver, 19, UEA student

Yes, I also think he's a refreshing left-wing socialist. My beliefs are the same as his on the political spectrum.

Ben Reigate, 38, student

Yes, because I voted for him as leader. I recently went to his talk and that's what persuaded me. I was convinced by his policies and I think he's a very open person.

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