‘They’re getting their just deserts’: how traditional voters ditched Labour

In areas such as Doncaster, West Bromwich and Blyth, Brexit and Corbyn were key factors

Voters in Labour’s industrial heartlands have said they voted pragmatically for Brexit and against Jeremy Corbyn as they ditched a decades-long political allegiance across large parts of northern England and Wales.

As the scale of Labour’s historic defeat became clear, the electorate in many of the once-loyal seats reacted unsentimentally to the size of the party’s defeat.

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Author: Josh Halliday, Amy Walker and Nazia Parveen | Source

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