Labour’s Falling Ladder— Matthew Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) December 22, 2019
How Britain’s Labour Party lost its advantage in working-class seats between 2010 and 2019
It’s one thing to lose an election; it’s quite another to lose in the working-class seats you were founded to represent
From @olhe @p_surridge David Cutts + me pic.twitter.com/skBUU2cWCe
Labour is no longer a working class party— Matthew Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) December 21, 2019
Its lead over the Conservatives among workers has now completely disappeared pic.twitter.com/0JiCcVIzkm
Centre-left at latest election— Matthew Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) December 20, 2019
Lowest seats since 1935
Lowest since 1945
2nd lowest since 1949
Lowest since 1908
2nd lowest since 1962
Maybe it’s not just about Brexit?
This is a great analysis.
What happened to the Center Left?
It became the Far Right. Fastforward to 34:35.
Matthew Goodwin is the author of National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy. I’m highly skeptical of the ability of the Tories and the Republicans to change their policy agenda to fit the needs of their new working class electorate.