Sir Keir Starmer is not the sort of person who should lead the country, a voter in the red wall has said. Lee Anderson gained the seat of Ashfield in Nottinghamshire in the 2019 General Election, taking the seat from Labour with a majority of 5,733 on a 62.6 percent turnout.
The next election is not due until January 2025, but some voters in the former Red Wall constituency have already made up their minds which party they will vote for with Sir Keir’s values highlighted by one as a reason not to choose Labour.
Asked how she would vote, the unnamed woman in Ashfield told GB News: “Definitely Conservative. I’ve always been Conservative. Nothing really has swayed me.
“I know there’s been a lot of problems, but I think they’re getting sorted.
“Keir Starmer is not the sort of person who should lead the country. I don’t believe in his values.”
YouGov’s latest voting intention figures show Labor on 44 percent, gaining one percentage point, against the Tories on 25 percent – signaling no change from its last survey on May 25-26.
When it comes down to who Britons believe will make the best prime minister, the margin narrows with Sir Keir preferred by 30 percent of voters and Rishi Sunak favored by 26 percent, a rise of one percentage point since the last survey on May 17-18. Forty one percent can’t decide between the two.
Meanwhile, a Multi-level Regression and Post-stratification (MRP) poll of 10,140 people by Focaldata recorded Labour’s national support at 35 percent, with the Tories lagging behind at 23 percent.
That would secure Labor 470 seats to the Conservatives’ 129, a thumping majority of 290 seats.
The study for Best for Britain warned Labour’s results could prove less positive under certain scenarios.
If the Reform Party were to stand aside in Tory marginals, as the Brexit Party did in 2019, Labour’s win would be reduced to 401, ahead of the Conservatives’ 202.
Labor needs a swing of at least 10 percent at the next General Election with some speculating the party may be forced into a coalition with Sir Ed Davey’s Liberal Democrats.
Sir Keir may end up alienating more of his own supporters as he prevaricates on key issues, having shelved pledges to nationalise the railways, water and energy companies.
The Labor leader has also flip-flopped on scrapping university tuition fees as well as dropping opposition to the Government’s new Public Order Act.
In Ashfield, Sir Keir can at least count on one voter, who told GB News: “[Labour] do more than the Tories. I’ve never voted Tory. I’ve always been Labour… I will never ever vote Conservative or Liberal… But I can’t vote for anybody because I haven’t got a photo ID.”