Canvassers in working-class Northern and Midland communities testify that Jeremy Corbyn’s name rarely featured in conversations on the doorsteps. As far as they are concerned, he is just another middle-class Londoner leading the party. 
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair weren’t working-class heroes, but they managed to maintain the support of Labour’s fabled ‘Red Wall’. This indicates that it wasn’t Corbyn that was unpopular among working-class communities. He is just the latest leader of the party in a long line of posh politicians.