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For The Many?: Understanding and uniting Labour's core supporters

New analysis of parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales has revealed that Labour’s support has been rising for years in big cities but has dropped in the most working class seats.

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For the Many?, a new Fabian Society report, warns the fragility in Labour’s coalition could cost Labour the next election. New qualitative research also exposes growing hostility and division between Labour voters, and reveals that the growing parts of Labour’s core support are also likely to be the least loyal.

For The Many? was jointly authored by Olivia Bailey (deputy general secretary, Fabian Society) and Lewis Baston.

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For The Many?: Devon

5 October 2018

For The Many? takes an in-depth look at Labour's changing electorates based on 6 case studies. Devon is a 41-year-old taxi driver from London.

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For The Many?: George

5 October 2018

For The Many? takes an in-depth look at Labour's changing electorates based on 6 case studies. George is 24 and a student at the University of Bristol.

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For The Many?: Mary

5 October 2018

For The Many? takes an in-depth look at Labour's changing electorates based on 6 case studies. Mary is a 78-year-old retiree who lives in a small town in Derbyshire.

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For The Many?: Michael

5 October 2018

For The Many? takes an in-depth look at Labour's changing electorates based on 6 case studies. Michael is a 63-year-old social care worker from just outside Stoke-on-Trent.

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For The Many?: David

5 October 2018

For The Many? takes an in-depth look at Labour's changing electorates based on 6 case studies. David is 35 and works as a financial services lawyer in London.

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For The Many?: Yasmin

5 October 2018

For The Many? takes an in-depth look at Labour's changing electorates based on 6 case studies. Yasmin is 54 and works as a special educational needs teacher in Manchester.

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For the many?

22 September 2018

New analysis of parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales has revealed that Labour’s support has been rising for years in big cities but has dropped in the most working class seats.

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For The Many?

22 September 2018

New analysis of parliamentary constituencies in England and Wales has revealed that Labour’s support has been rising for years in big cities but has dropped in the most working class seats.

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