Published on 18 Jun 2017

Corbyn’s online offensive: How Labour’s digital strategy helped them defy the polls and get their vote out

Theresa May’s leadership has been tested, and many of her own party say, found wanting after Wednesday’s tragic fire. But her authority had already been seriously undermined by her shock failure to secure a majority at the election the week before. Voters defied all expectations by backing Jeremy Corbyn in far higher numbers than anyone predicted. So how did that come about? Was it partly down to an online offensive which had the Labour leader at its heart?