Labour's 'One Nation' Battleground Map Not Very One Nation

Michael Dugher is doing his best to instil some signs of life into Labour’s spiritless conference hall this morning, delivering the closest they’re going to get to a rallying cry:

“From Cannock to Carlisle, Hastings to Harlow, Burnley to Broxtowe, Wolverhampton to Weaver Vale and Cambridge to Colne Valley. East, west, south and north – thanks to our brilliant PPCs, our councillors, trade unionists, members from across the country, Labour is winning again in key seats that will decide the next general election.”

A look at Labour’s battleground map of key target seats for next year gives a somewhat different picture, with whole swathes of the Midlands, South, East and West left ignored:

What was that about ‘One Nation Labour’?




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