What has happened to Labour? Ever since the exit poll was revealed at 22:00 on the May 7th Labour have been in turmoil. The exit poll revealed that Labour were on course to have the worst general election for many years.
After all the results were counted and declared, their worst nightmare became reality. They had been nearly obliterated in Scotland, only retaining 1 of their 41 seats and they had failed to control the threat that came from the SNP, which every party including the Lib Dems couldn't predict.Throughout England and Wales, Labour had lost out to the Conservatives and had fallen below UKIP in a number of areas, including losing what was and still is considered, Northern Labour land. This was, like in most politics, blamed on one man, the leader - in this case Ed Miliband, who announced his resignation the same day.
The Exit poll raised many questions amongst Labour about the way they conducted themselves throughout the election process, about whether they had lost the true meaning of being a Labour supporter and if they turned their backs on the true Labour voters to try to persuade others to vote for them.
The poll also brought up questions about Ed Miliband
himself, if he was strong enough and whether he had the right public image to try and fight to become Prime Minister.
With Ed gone it was left to Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman to pick up the pieces and try to reunite the dismayed Labour party.A party leadership competition was also announced and we now know the four final contenders; Andy Burnham, Yvette Copper, Liz Kendall and Jeremy Corbyn
Each have their own desires and personal ideas which they believe will be enough…