Labour's northern frontbenchers are getting more of the limelight — but is it too late?

The response to the MRP analysis predicting a Conservative majority has been noticeable, but the problems in Labour’s heartlands run deep.

It is no coincidence that two northern politicians were chosen to represent Labour in recent TV debates. The prominence afforded to Richard Burgon and Rebecca Long-Bailey — candidates for Leeds East and Salford and Eccles respectively — is indicative of the party's concerns about its heartlands.

The Tories are looking to win a majority by picking up seats in predominantly leave-voting areas from South Yorkshire all the way across to Denbighshire. MRP analysis of YouGov...
source: New Statesman

2019-12-04 12:29
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