Q: When was it that claimed and by who:
– of the Bristol North East parliamentary seat: “It is not a completely typical constituency (more than one per cent. of its electors live in mental homes !)”
– 54 per cent of those with an income of under £5 per week vote Tory.
– the working class vote ” floats ” as much as any other: ” there is no evidence to show that changers belonged markedly to any particular social class.” How, then, can Laboqr win over these working class Tories ? By creating in their minds an ” image ” of the Labour Party as favourable to them, seems to be the answer.
A: In a Tribune article from Deceember 1954 by one Gerald Kaufman “When Labour loses elections, Don’t blame the middle class”
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