Hull people urge Johnson to challenge Miliband

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Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014 by Paul Nickerson - Writer

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The vast majority of Hull & East Yorkshire residents who voted in our poll say they would back Alan Johnson to stand against Ed Miliband and become leader of the Labour Party.

The poll, which asked residents if they would back the Hull West MP to become Labour Leader and possibly Prime Minister found over 80% in favour, raising the possibility that the next Prime Minister could be from Hull.

Alan Johnson has repeatedly said he is not interested in a return to frontline politics, but the poll suggest that if he did stand, he could count on the support of his home town.

With the election only 6 months away, Ed Miliband is under increasing pressure as a poll shows his personal ratings plummet.

A national poll by IpsosMORI for Mail Online reveals Mr Miliband is now second only to Michael Foot as the most unpopular Labour Leader of all time.


Sample: 310. Poll held on 11/11/14 on

Until now senior Labour figures have remained loyal, but if our poll was repeated in other regions it’s clear that Alan Johnson would be able to mount a serious challenge.

Other national polls have revealed that if Labour ditched Mr Miliband they would potentially do better in the May Election.

Alan Johnson has long been popular in Hull and East Yorkshire which hails him as an ambassador for the region.

Let us know in the comments below if you think Ed Miliband should be worried about a challenge from Mr Johnson.

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Published: Tuesday 18th November 2014 by Paul Nickerson - Writer

Comments (4)
  • Mr John Burgess

    No way,I had occasiojn to seek Mr Johnsons help some time back–said he could’nt help but coupla years later got it resolved without his help.To me he is a man wrapped up in himself

  • Kevin Marshall

    At least he is local,and not living it up in London.

  • john lever

    another smiling socialist,just wants power for powers sake,power without responsibly and a funding strategy which ensures the country goes to hell in a handcart.

  • bailey

    not bothered if Johnson dose go for it but I doubt milliband will ever be prime minister he,s go the charisma of a brick

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