23 Jul 2019

Can Boris Johnson win over traditional Labour voters?

Home Affairs Correspondent

Boris Johnson has clearly scored a hit with Conservative party members, but what about voters outside his natural constituency? We’ve been to Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, which was once the heart of coal mining country in the Midlands.

Boris Johnson has clearly scored a hit with Conservative party members, but what about voters outside his natural constituency? We’ve been to Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, which was once the heart of coal mining country in the Midlands.

It could become a key marginal at the next election – the Labour MP there says she’ll be stepping down. So how will Prime Minister Johnson go down with the veterans of the 1980s miners’ strikes, when Maggie Thatcher was their sworn enemy?