Labour is now the party of the middle class

At the Coffee House

The polling data coming out of the election is very interesting; the Conservatives enjoyed a 17-point lead among people with no qualifications, while Labour had a 15-point advantage with graduates. This does not take into account age, since older people are far less likely to have a degree, but certainly this was ‘Labour’s highest middle class support since 1979, and the Conservatives’ best score among C2DEs since then’, as one analyst pointed out.

Of course both parties did relatively well because of the collapse of the Liberal Democrats and Ukip, but there is clear evidence that Tories are losing ground among professionals, who dislike their values

Read it all there.

What do you think?

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