Published on 9 Jun 2017 Sections ,

Jeremy Corbyn exceeds expectations with Labour’s best result for almost 20 years

He has not won the election. But this has been a night of vindication for Jeremy Corbyn, defying his critics with Labour’s best result for almost 20 years. So just weeks after the party’s lacklustre local election performance – what’s behind this astonishing turnaround in fortunes?  Was it young people mobilising in their hundreds of thousands – or a backlash against Brexit and austerity?

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