Jeremy Corbyn is not taking his sights of 10 Downing but believes it is going to take a little longer than anticipated to get there. In an interview with Grazia, the Labour Party leader predicted that general elections would take place in the next 12 months which they "will probably win".

Corbyn said that he was "ready to be prime minister tomorrow", a statement contradictory to his comments made at the Glastonbury music festival in June. At that time, he told the festival's founder and organiser, Michael Eavis, that he believed he would be prime minister by the end of 2017.

A recent poll by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and YouthSight showed that of full-time undergraduates, 68% were keen to see a Labour government. Despite the growing support from younger voters, an 11 December YouGov poll indicated that around 37% of those polled prefer Theresa May as PM while Corbyn earned only 28%.

The Leader of the Opposition's comments come at a time when his own party has been involved in the Westminster sex scandal which alleges involvement of British politicians in cases of sexual harassment and assault. He said that during his 35-year tenure as a member of parliament, there were "not many whispers" regarding inappropriate behaviour of his colleagues.

"I'm horrified and appalled by it all. I think sexism is a real challenge in society that needs to be dealt with. The allegations are all investigated and dealt with as appropriate. We support the people making them as well as the people being alleged against," he told the magazine.

Corbyn pointed out that Labour was "not dealing with huge numbers" of allegations, but stressed that the party was taking measures to tackle the issue. "I'm utterly determined all Labour party events will be a safe place for women to go to."

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Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech on the final day of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton Getty