Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, speaks at his closing election campaign rally in London, June 7, 2017.
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, speaks at his closing election campaign rally in London, June 7, 2017.

With the British election about to get underway, things are looking up for opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Initially predicted to suffer a heavy defeat, the Labour leader has gained support in the polls, with increasing numbers of voters saying they intend to vote for Corbyn's brand of left wing politics.

TRT World's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from the city of Birmingham

Source: TRTWorld and agencies