So, after reading this post lifted from elsewhere (the poster lives in Stoke), how does Labour set about recovering its Northern vote, or does it just say "fuck 'em, we'll go after the more metropolitan Southern vote instead"??
That's Labour who still couldn't clearly state their Brexit position into the election campaign after 4 years of dithering over it.
The problem for them was their front bench wanted to cancel it or reluctantly water it down so far as to be pointless. And their heads in the sand over those of us outside of London or their membership. Seriously who cares what 500k members think? To form party policy those 500k completely matter and should be listened to but outside in the election world those numbers are tiny. They kept saying Labour members voted Remain but forgot the vast majority of Labour voters aren't members and as proven by their disastrous defeat shouldn't have been sacrificed to try to retain London Remain votes and such.
We had the Lib Dems cancel policy, the Tories promising to honour it and a Labour party you didn't know either way. So traditional Labour seats fell to those promising to enact what they voted for previously (something many on all sides tried their best to work out of).
Northern & Midland Leave voters were left having to vote Tory because of this. There is still the Corbyn issue, also very unpopular, but it was more a Brexit election.