Working class voters flock to Tories as Labour struggles to hold onto its base, poll shows

26 Apr

Less than three in 10 people earning under £20,000 will vote Labour

The Tories are still the party of the rich, according to the YouGov polling, despite also appealing to the working class.

Three in five people earning over £70,000 per year back the Conservative Party – compared to 19 per cent for the Lib Dems and 11 per cent for Labour. 

At the other end of the scale, among those earning less than £20,000, Labour’s support increases to 27 per cent – but this is still dwarved by the Tories’ 40-point support.

The fact that the Labour Party has very few votes to lose from higher earners may be the reason why they are targeting them in their tax plans. 

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has announced that Labour would increase taxes on the “rich”, which he labelled as those earning above £70,000 a year.

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