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The Independent - United Kingdom | Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Former non-voters are Corbyn's best chance

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced at the party conference in Brighton at the start of the week that he wants to lead his party back to power. That may be possible despite the party's shift to the left, the centre-left daily The Independent comments: "There's a perception that Labour had lost the general election because they swung too far to the left. But what about those who didn't vote? ... What people seem to forget is that The Tories only gained a small majority in the last election. In fact, it was a rather limp victory. Only 24 per cent of those eligible to vote did so for the Conservatives. ... To win in five year's time Corbyn needs to target the people who didn't vote Tory in May. There are enough of them out there. He doesn't need to desperately cling to Tory swing voters."

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