Len McCluskey, the leader of the Unite trade union, has said that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party can win the 2017 General Election. His comments came after he was quoted in Politico Magazine as saying that Labour winning 200 seats would be a success. He said:
“I believe that if Labour can hold on to 200 seats or so it will have been a successful campaign. It will mean that Theresa May will have had an election, will have increased her majority, but not dramatically”.
McCluskey distanced himself from the comments attributed to him, saying:
“My comments were part of a conversational piece, which have been slightly taken out of context because it was done on the basis of ‘if the polls are to be believed’”.