People are showing they won’t be fooled by the BBC’s anti-Corbyn bias

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Peadar O'Cearnaigh

At the local elections on 3 May, Labour recorded its biggest win in London since 1971 and gained 77 additional council seats throughout England.

Despite this success, a BBC headline declared the election produced “no clear winner”. But it didn’t fool the public and people took to social media to correct it.

Public reaction

Journalist Owen Jones was one of many to criticise how the result was portrayed:

His tweet led to a series of responses calling out the bias of the BBC and the rest of the mainstream media:

https://twitter.com/HurstAKA/status/992716083571449856

Labour gains, Conservative loses

These tables show Labour gains in London since 2014. The BBC could have used this as their headline. Or the fact that the Conservatives lost 33 councillors in England and saw a big drop in its London vote. It chose not to. But it didn’t matter because the public wasn’t buying it and we can see why:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indeed, the BBC did admit at one stage that the results, if replicated, would mean a Labour victory in a general election :

Public awareness

Despite attempts to say we’d reached ‘peak Corbyn’, it’s good to know the public and independent media outlets aren’t fooled. People make up their own minds on politics and aren’t easily swayed by mainstream bias.

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