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Instead of avoiding the issue, Labour could use immigration to its advantage

City AM

Senior Researcher Jenevieve Treadwell discusses why immigration will be a problem for both the Conservatives and Labour in the upcoming election in City AM.  She writes:

‘Immigration is tricky for the Labour Party. Unlike the Conservatives’ voter base, which is overwhelmingly sceptical of immigration, Labour’s electoral coalition is split between their 2019 supporters – only 20 per cent of whom think it’s a top issue – and their new converts – 40 per cent of whom think it’s one of the top issues facing the country, according to centre-right think tank Onward’s research.

But there is a path forward for Labour. Our new polling shows that while it’s not a top issue for their most progressive supporters, many are still concerned that the overall level of immigration is too high. Even a typical 30-something graduate living in London thinks that immigration levels should go down rather than up.’

Read the full article here.

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