Sir Keir Starmer has been urged to “wake up and listen to voters” after a new poll suggests Labour has been ignoring the wishes of the very voters it needs to win over in order to claim victory in the next general election.
The survey by pollsters Redfield and Wilton Strategies for the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) showed that Red Wall voters, a key demographic Labour must target in the election, are opposed to a ban on petrol cars by 2030 – something the Labour leader has promised to reinstate after Rishi Sunak rowed back on the pledge.
Commenting on the figures, ABD Chairman Bob Bull urged the Labour chief to listen to voters who are ” fed up with being hassled, harassed and heavily taxed”.
He said: “This poll is further dramatic proof that the British public is fed up with being hassled, harassed and heavily taxed every time they get behind the wheel of a car.
“Rishi Sunak has started to see the light with his decision to delay the ban on conventionally powered cars but he still has a long way to go. As for Sir Keir Starmer, he should wake up and listen to the voters. Only one in four people back his 2030 deadline.”
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