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Jeremy Corbyn is 'cautious' of Labour leadership race win

By PA Political Staff

Published 12/08/2015

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Jeremy Corbyn is "cautious" about his chances of victory in the Labour leadership contest despite an opinion poll giving him a clear lead

Jeremy Corbyn is "cautious" about his chances of victory in the Labour leadership contest despite an opinion poll giving him a clear lead.

The veteran campaigner said he found the "Corbynmania", which has seen thousands of people pack into venues to hear him speak, "a bit embarrassing".

The left-winger now has the support of more than half of those with a vote in the Labour leadership contest, a YouGov poll suggested.

The survey for The Times of 1,411 eligible voters in the contest to succeed Ed Miliband found Mr Corbyn had nearly doubled his lead in a week to 32%.

It gave him 53% - enough to win without a need to count second preferences - with Andy Burnham at 21%, Yvette Cooper 18% and Liz Kendall on 8%.

Mr Corbyn said: "The campai

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