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Poll claims more than third of Vale voters disagree Britain wrong to leave EU

Evesham Editorial 30th Jan, 2023   0

EVESHAM and Pershore voters continue to support Brexit but almost half think it was wrong for Britain to leave the EU, a new poll has claimed.

Some 35 per cent of voters still back the country’s exit from the European Union in both Mid Worcestershire and West Worcestershire, according to UnHerd’s Britain 2023 survey.

But 47 per cent appear to regret the vote in Mid Worcestershire, with 50 per cent in West Worcestershire also expressing the same view.

But while more than half appear to regret the vote, there is no enthusiasm for any rejoin campaign according to the British news and opinion-based site.




Ahead of tomorrow’s (Tuesday) third anniversary of Britain’s departure from the EU, UnHerd has partnered with Focaldata to conduct a survey of 10,000 people across the country.

Pollsters asked the question: “Britain was wrong to leave the EU – Agree or disagree?” and in each case, respondents chose whether they agreed or disagreed, and how strongly.


Focaldata then analysed what the most predictive factors of each question were, including age, gender, working status, vote in the 2019 election and the EU referendum, and calculated estimates for each constituency.

This ‘multilevel regression and post-stratification’ technique or MRP, has been used with incredible accuracy to predict general elections.

Mid Worcestershire’s results showed 31 per cent ‘strongly agreed’ with the statement – some six per cent below the overall national figure – with a further 16 per cent ‘mildly agreeing’.

Some 25 per cent ‘strongly disagreed’ with the statement and a further 10 per cent ‘mildly disagreed’. The survey suggested 18 per cent of respondants neither agreed or disagreed.

Meanwhile in West Worcestershire, 35 per cent ‘strongly agreed’ with the statement with a further 15 per cent ‘mildly agreeing’.

Again, a quarter of the responses – 25 per cent – ‘strongly disagreed’ with the statement and a further 10 per cent ‘mildly disagreed’. The survey suggested 15 per cent of respondants neither agreed or disagreed.

James Kanagasooriam, Chief Research Officer at Focaldata, said: “The dovetailing of the Brexit divide and the country’s left-right axis has been ongoing for some time, but only with the receding waters of a depressed conservative vote has this pattern become so visible.

“The leave vote is fading and becoming less distinct from the conservative vote.”

Both Evesham’s and Pershore’s MPs – Nigel Huddleston and Harriett Baldwin – have continued to support the Government’s bid to reach a deal with their votes in Parliament.

June 2016’s referendum saw Wychavon residents voted by 58 per cent to 42 per cent to leave the European Union with a turnout of some 81 per cent.

What do you think? Do you stand by your vote of 2016? Have you changed your mind, if so why? We’d like to hear everyone’s views 

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