UK election: what voters in key seat Rugby think of the hopefuls

UK election: what voters in key seat Rugby think of the hopefuls

Ciaran Jenkins: The polls are all suggesting the election is Labour’s to lose, but how did the party’s manifesto go down with voters?

Rugby is one of the many Conservative-held constituencies Labour is targeting. Mark Pawsey won it in 2src19 with a 13,srcsrcsrc vote majority.

Clare Fallon’s been finding out what people there make of what Labour have to offer.

Clare Fallon: They say elections are won and lost at the margins. But we’re in the middle, geographically, in an area Labour wants and needs to win over, talking to the voters Keir Starmer hopes to convince with today’s manifesto.

Patricia: I liked it in the days when Maggie Thatcher was in charge.

Clare Fallon: For decades, the vote in this area has mirrored the result of general elections. And Patricia and Bob have backed the party that has won every time.

What would Labour need to say to get you to switch from voting Tory?

Bob: They’ve got all the figures, every party all the figures. Lay it down in black and white and say this is how much it’s going to cost every man, woman, child in this country and then let them decide. And that’s the only way you’ll get me to vote.

Clare Fallon: So actually be honest ab

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