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Britain's changing religious vote: why Catholics are leaving Labour and Conservatives are hoovering up Christian support

By Stuart Fox, Lecturer in British Politics, Brunel University London
Ekaterina Kolpinskaya, Lecturer in British Politics, University of Exeter
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The past six years have seen the old rules of British politics torn up. Identities such as “Tory”, “Labour”, “working class” or “middle class” have been replaced by “Remainer” or “Brexiteer” and voters are deserting their traditional parties.

The Conservatives, once the party of choice for middle-class professionals, increasingly dominate among working-class voters in what used to be Labour strongholds. Labour, meanwhile, has become a party for young professionals and university graduates. Its position as the dominant party in industrial England, and virtually all of Scotland and Wales,…

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