The morning after the election was announced, the people of Hull were making their feelings known on radio 4. Theresa May’s new fan club seemed to include many working women of a certain age who used to vote Labour.
Since then, that story has been repeated around the country; according to many voters, Prime Minister May “gets things done”. Female voters in particular say May stands for decency and efficiency, the minimum of fuss, an un-showy practicality. But would these new converts to Conservatism be so pleased if May forced them to stay at work when they were