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Labour support COLLAPSES in the North: Election poll shows voters REJECTING Corbyn
Express ^ | Carly Read

Posted on 11/08/2019 12:33:54 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

BORIS Johnson has appeared to have achieved the impossible by taking back Labour heartlands as early general elections polls today revealed voting intentions for the north west of England have shifted to Tory paving the way for a landslide win thanks to support from the south and the Midlands.

Pollster YouGov showed Labour support is collapsing in the north, with prominent industrial counties - some of which that have voted Labour for decades - Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside now jumping ship to Tory in a spectacular show of support for the Brexiteer Prime Minister. The poll shows a drop in support for Jeremy Corbyn by an eye-watering 25 points compared to a drop in numbers for Mr Johnson by just three points. This puts the Tories on 33 percent in the stubborn region that voted overwhelmingly to leave.

The Lib Dems are at 17 percent, up 12 points since the last electoral in 2017 and Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party are up by the same amount.

Support is at 14 percent for the Brexit Party.

YouGov said: “The Labour vote has taken its hardest hit in the North West, with support for the party falling by a massive 25 percentage points to 30 percent since 2017.

“Worse still for Labour, this now puts them behind the Conservatives in a region the party considers its own.”

The Midlands, east and west, and the South East and South West of England appear to be safe seats for the Conservatives, according to the data taken from 17 October to 4 November.

The Tories have faced a colossal battle for years over the north of England, which was largely down to the deep divisions caused by the late Margaret Thatcher.

The post-industrial north faced growing social and economic difficulties in comparison with the so-called ‘Service Sector South’.

This was largely down to the decline of shipbuilding, steel and mining during Mrs Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister.

The result of this is that Labour has thrived and the Tories have consistently failed to gain the trust of the north.

The shift in voting intention in the upcoming election on December 12 could be the end to the long-standing north-south divisions that have continued to plague Britain since the 1970s.

That said, much of the North votes leave, with many angered by Mr Corbyn’s flip-flopping on his Brexit stance.

In the north west, Copeland, Richmondshire, Lancaster, Craven, Preston, Ribble Valley, Blckpool and Fylde are just a handful of constituencies that voted to leave in the 2016 EU Referendum.

Many of these regions were thought to be voting for the Brexit Party, though it may now appear Mr Johnson’s deal could be more more attractive to them in comparison with Mr Farage’s efforts to leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place.

Mr Corbyn claims the UK should have a second referendum, or a People’s Vote on Brexit, where remaining in the bloc should be one option to be considered.

This has sparked fury in Brexiteers far and wide.


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1 posted on 11/08/2019 12:33:54 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Good!


2 posted on 11/08/2019 12:35:42 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Ditto.


3 posted on 11/08/2019 12:37:47 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (:¬| Beep beep)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Now THAT is what is called “woke”.


4 posted on 11/08/2019 12:38:03 PM PST by Hazwaste (Democrats are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

He’s the UK’s Biden, Sanders, Mad Max, Warren all in one person represented by the Joy Behar of their media.


5 posted on 11/08/2019 12:38:17 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I would think Brit polls are as useless as the ones in the US.


6 posted on 11/08/2019 12:39:40 PM PST by fruser1
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I wish the USA had a labor( working stiff ) party. It certainly ain’t the Republicans the Demonrats just pay lip service.


7 posted on 11/08/2019 12:42:07 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: KC_Lion

Ping.


8 posted on 11/08/2019 12:42:40 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Fred Nerks

Things are looking up for Boris, as former Labour enclaves wax into populism. The globalists are furious of course.


9 posted on 11/08/2019 12:46:01 PM PST by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obam_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

70% of the population in the Northern England (and Scotland) are on the dole...


10 posted on 11/08/2019 12:47:13 PM PST by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Mr. Corbyn has seem to forgot that the North remembers...


11 posted on 11/08/2019 12:51:13 PM PST by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Is there an election coming up?


12 posted on 11/08/2019 12:51:29 PM PST by Conserv ( b)
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To: Conserv

Yep. Next month. For the whole banana.


13 posted on 11/08/2019 12:52:37 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (TRUMP TRAIN !!! Get the hell out of the way if you are not on yet because we don't stop for idiots)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Thanks


14 posted on 11/08/2019 12:54:23 PM PST by Conserv ( b)
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To: Army Air Corps

Hmm. Flat out ignoring and working to reverse the will of the people have consequences.


15 posted on 11/08/2019 12:55:24 PM PST by KC_Lion
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I believe the polls. My Father-in-law and my Brother-in-law (both live near Sheffield) have never voted Conservative. Both voted for Brexit. Both have informed my wife that they intend to vote Conservative.


16 posted on 11/08/2019 1:01:54 PM PST by FtrPilot
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Yep. Next month. For the whole banana.

for the large fish and chips


17 posted on 11/08/2019 1:10:49 PM PST by butlerweave
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John Cleese (Tory) comments on the Poor
18 posted on 11/08/2019 1:24:52 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

The Tory leader sounds pretty good. And the Labour leader is a total and complete embarrassment, disaster imho. So This article sounds great!


19 posted on 11/08/2019 1:51:56 PM PST by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not , born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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I wish the USA had a labor( working stiff ) party. It certainly ain’t the Republicans the Demonrats just pay lip service.

Why?

20 posted on 11/08/2019 2:00:11 PM PST by newzjunkey (Vote Giant Meteor in 2020)
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