Jeremy Corbyn could suffer a huge loss of votes in Northern Rugby League towns as the Labour Party’s politics have become more metropolitan and liberal. Will Tanner explained the party is now more interested in urban issues than that of working to secure people's employment and the cost of living. His comments come as YouGov predicted Boris Johnson will receive a majority of 359 - a 41 seat increase on the 318 seats they won in 2017.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Tanner said: “Without doing specific research, the things we’ve noticed in the data are first, a really big collapse in the Labour vote.
“These people, especially in places like Workington, have tended to be for generations Labour strongholds and if you look at the other seats we identified as the Rugby League towns - Wigan, Warrington, Dewsbury, Castleford.
“These types of places are longstanding Labour seats, several of whom have not been Conservative in the last one hundred years.
“Suddenly they are in play for the Conservative Party.
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Jeremy Corbyn could suffer a huge loss of votes in Northern Rugby League towns, says expert (Image: GETTY)
Will Tanner explained the Labour party is now more interested in urban issues (Image: GETTY)
“We would say there are a number of factors that play.
“One is the collapse of the