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Labour Targets Tory Pensioners with Fear of Pension Cuts and Unfunded Tax Commitments

The Labour Party is changing its election tactics to target and win over fearful Tory-supporting pensioners, who are concerned about possible pension cuts and the impact of Conservative tax-cutting pledges on the NHS.
This shift comes as evidence suggests that the Conservatives are performing poorly among older voters, similar to their performance under Liz Truss's leadership.

With local elections approaching in England, Labour officials are reorienting their campaign to neutralize the Conservatives' last remaining electoral strength.

The Observer also reports that there is growing alarm within the Conservative Party over potential pension cuts and the impact on their electoral prospects.

The text discusses the Labour Party's plan to capitalize on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's announcement to potentially abolish employee national insurance.

This decision, which could cost around £46bn annually, has been criticized by Labour as a costly mistake.

A private focus group conducted by Labour revealed that pensioner voters, who previously supported the Conservatives, view this move as similar to Kwasi Truss's failed plan for £45bn in unfunded tax cuts during her brief prime ministership.

Senior Labour figures see this as an unexpected advantage, allowing them to neutralize one of the Tory party's strengths.

The Labour Party plans to launch a national media and digital advertising campaign starting this weekend to highlight this issue.

An internal memo from Labour's strategy chief, Deborah Mattinson, expresses concern over the government's unfunded spending commitment, which reminds voters of Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-budget and raises doubts about the future of the state pension.

This uncertainty presents an opportunity for Labour to appeal to pensioners.

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