Q & A with Alex Nunns, author of ‘The Candidate – Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power’, on post election thoughts.
First published in The Canary on 2 July 2017:
No-one could predict Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to become a Labour leader with the biggest increase in vote share since 1945. Except Alex Nunns, who’s been watching Corbyn since his first TV hustings in Nuneaton. Nunns wrote his second book, The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power in 2016, which won the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing in June 2017. He spoke to The Canary before the new year on how Corbyn’s rise was not just “summer madness”, as Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee once coined it.
Now after an incredible general election that provided the huge boost to the left no-one was anticipating, The Canary caught up with Nunns again for his thoughts on what’s been happening over the last half year.