SENIOR Labour politicians have called on the party to reconnect with its core supporters, people who have nice big houses.
High-ranking figures have lined up to criticise former leader Ed Miliband for alienating the bankers, entrepreneurs and second-home owners who have traditionally formed the basis of Labour’s support.
Tristram Hunt said: “By banging on about the cost of living and the NHS, and ignoring the plight of hardworking families with holiday homes and cleaners, we forgot about the very people we are supposed to represent.
“Who is going to stand up for hedge fund managers and venture capital firms if not Labour?”
Commercial lawyer Tom Booker said: “I come from a long line of Labour-supporting commercial lawyers.
“My father led his local branch of the National Commercial Lawyers’ Union for twenty years, and my grandfather was on the Jarrow March against corporate regulation. But the Labour Party has forgotten what life is like for people like us.
“If this government has its way, an entire generation of oppressed wealth-creators will be forced to holiday in the Cap d’Antibes rather than San Tropez.”