Book trade swings behind Labour with six days to go

Book trade swings behind Labour with six days to go

The book trade has thrown its support back behind the Labour Party, with six days to go until the general election. According to The Bookseller’s online survey of the trade, 64.1% intend to vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s party at the polls next Thursday (8th June), while 15.7% will put a cross in the box of the Liberal Democrats, with the Conservative Party coming a close third on 13.1%.

The results show a huge swing back in Labour’s favour after seven weeks of hard campaigning by the political parties. When The Bookseller poll was last conducted—on the day after the election was announced, in A...

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