The British public saw the Tories as the party who failed to keep us out of a world war. It was more that than any dislike for Churchill.
Also Labour’s 1945 manifesto promised a ‘new Jerusalem’, with a health service, new housing, increased wages, all of which seemed wonderful to people whose lives and houses had been literally shattered by six years of war.
I can fully understand why people thought they would be better to lead Britain postwar.
That is true, of course. Labour was doing what socialists have done at all times. Nowadays, though, there is no excuse for their despicable statue of Churchill in a straitjacket.