January 6th, 2018 And how come that the majority of CON gains were in Remain areas?
One of the ongoing narratives over the past year has been that Labour is particularly vulnerable on Brexit because about two-thirds of its constituencies voted leave in the referendum in June 2016.
This has continued even though Labour made inroads into the Conservative base on June 8th and only lost 5 seats.
What is interesting is looking at the referendum outcomes in the 28 seats that Labour gained from the Conservatives in the general election. Remarkably 15 of them were in areas that voted LEAVE. These were:
Bedford