Huge contribution from hundreds of campaigners – but feedback from ex-Labour voters clear that party seen as ‘too remain’
As polls close in Peterborough and the political world waits with baited breath for the votes to be counted, one result is already very.
Hundreds of Labour campaigners flooded Peterborough to campaign and ‘get out the vote’ – an outstanding volunteer effort that shows Labour still has the vision and energy the country needs – but those ‘on the doors’ have consistently reported meeting ex-Labour voters supporting the Brexit party, all telling the same story: that Labour is ‘too remain’.
Whether the party’s outstanding policy platform in everyday areas has been enough to push past the Brexit issue will be known in a few hours, but what has been clearly seen by those on the ground in the city is that leave areas cannot be approached from a remain stance.
Labour must honour its 2017 commitment to respect the referendum result.
If Lisa Forbes wins tonight, it will be in spite of the Labour MPs pushing claims that the party is now in favour of a new referendum – and if she loses, it will be because of the message pushed by those same MPs.
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