Disaster for Keir Starmer as Labour Party REJECTED by working class in bombshell poll

Keir Starmer is in 'big trouble' with Labour voters says Bridgen

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By contrast, the Tories only have a four-point lead with middle-class voters. Labour was founded to provide political representation to the working-class making the result an embarrassment for Sir Keir Starmer.

The YouGov survey, conducted by The Times, found 45 percent of the public would vote Conservative in a general election versus 32 percent for Labour.

However, the result becomes even more dramatic when social class is factored in.

According to the survey 52 percent of C2DE voters, which covers the working-class and those not working, would back the Tories with only 27 percent picking Labour.

However amongst ABC1, or middle-class, voters Labour has 36 percent support with the Conservatives only just ahead on 40 percent.

The survey shows how dramatic the class realignment in British politics has been over the past few years, driven in part by Brexit.

Academic and author Matt Goodwin tweeted: “A 25-point lead for Conservatives among working-class.

“Same old problem for Labour as 2019. 71 percent of Leavers rally round Conservatives, 47 percent Remainers rally around Labour.

“Basic problem for Labour is geography. Votes stacked high in places where it doesn’t need them – little evidence it is breaking through in places where it needs them.”

Boris Johnson went into the December 2019 general election pledging to “get Brexit done”.

Britain formally left the EU at the end of January 2020 though it remained tied to the bloc during the Brexit transition period.

This came to a close at the end of December 2020 leaving Britain free to determine its own trade policy.

Had Labour won the 2019 general election the party vowed to hold a second EU vote.


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Senior party figures, including then shadow chancellor John McDonnell, had already indicated they would back a ‘Remain’ vote.

In the 2019 election, the Conservatives seized traditionally Labour backing ‘red wall’ seats in the north and Midlands of England.

These included Bolsover, Bishop Auckland and Blyth Valley which had all elected Labour MPs for at least a generation.

The YouGov poll put the Green Party, who currently only have one seat, third with seven percent of the vote.

They were followed by the Liberal Democrats, SNP and Reform UK on 6.5 and 3 percent respectively.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Headline moves included the furlough scheme being extended until September and a plan to boost corporation tax on profits over £250,000 in April 2023.

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