Sunday, November 24, 2019

Campaign update from Kells

Copeland Conservatives were out again today campaigning in Kells.

Struck by the number of lifelong Labour voters who will not be backing them this time.

One gentleman said to me that he will be voting Conservative for the first time in his life. Another told a colleague that he just cannot vote Labour while Jeremy Corbyn is their leader.

Yesterday in Cleator Moor, another voter who is switching from Labour to the Conservatives told me that if you had told him ten years ago he'd ever vote Conservative rather than Labouir he'd not have believed you.

I said "No, but it's not the same Labour party you used to vote for, is it?" and he agreed.

These were not one-off comments.

The only test of support which matters will be the one in the ballot box on 12th December and there is still everything to play for, but I am now cautiously optimistic.

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