Following Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership election against Pontypridd MP Owen Smith last month, we took to the streets of Cardiff to find out what people think of the opposition leader who has come from being an outspoken back-bencher the head of the party in an incredibly short time.
Brian Williams, Quantity Surveyor, 70
He’s rubbish. I just don’t like the man or his policies.
Chris Paul, Sales and Marketing, 38
I’m glad he won [the leadership election] but I’m not a fan of Blairism and would never vote for Labour in Wales. They are unable to prioritise the needs of their Welsh constituents and instead focus on English swing voters. However in terms of War and foreign policy he has some important things to say.
Mrs Boldon, Retired, 64
I’m not sure about him, it’s hard to describe him. He shouldn’t be running the Labour party, he has some different policies to my way of thinking.
Simon Blunddul, Business Owner
Brilliant just what this country needs. You’ll never find a perfect politician but he’s definitely more interested in what people need.
Rhys Fletcher, Cardiff University, 22
I don’t necessarily agree with his politics, but he’s a tenacious guy for staying in power and holding on against all odds. I respect him for that.