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The Labour voter blues

At least forty per cent of Starmer’s voters are social conservatives. Will he take them with him, or leave them behind?


According to a recent report, 40 per cent of Labour voters can be descried as “blue values voters” — economic and social conservatives who want greater state investment in public services, but also law and order, migration restrictions and a patriotism from their political leaders.

In our first Critic election special, Executive Editor Sebastian Milbank is joined by Professor Adrian Pabst, a writer, academic and Deputy Director of the NIESR (National Institute of Economic and Social Research), and Liam Stokes, an experienced environmentalist and countryside campaigner, to ask if Starmer can take these voters with him, or if he’s likely to leave them behind.

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