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Their real women problem

Conservatives are chasing the wrong votes

By Rachel Wolf   February 2013

The Conservatives should do more to target women from lower middle and upper working class backgrounds

Commentators and politicians are convinced the Conservatives have a problem with women. They do—but not the one they think. The Conservatives spend too much time worrying about women like me—the professional, educated and careerist who form a tiny percentage of the population.

Instead it is the 50 per cent of women that form the lower middle and upper working class (C1 and C2 in polling terms) that should be keeping them up at…

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