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Vote UK out of EU Campaign YouGov Polls:
- House of Commons Debate: 24 October 2011
- Two Thirds of Tory Voters would vote to leave the EU tomorrow!
EXCLUSIVE: MP’s MUST Listen to What Their Constituents Are Saying
On Monday 24th October 2011, the House of Commons will be debating and voting on the following motion :
‘This motion calls upon the Government to introduce a Bill in the next session of Parliament to provide for the holding of a referendum on whether the UK should:
(a) remain a member of the EU on the current terms,
(b) leave the EU, or
(c) renegotiate the terms of its membership in order to create a new relationship based on trade and cooperation.’
A YouGov poll commissioned by Vote UK Out of EU clearly illustrates that the public want their MPs to vote in favour of the Motion on Monday.
• 67% of all British adults want their MP to vote in favour of the Motion
Based on how people voted in the 2010 General Election, this divides up by party as follows:
- 81% of those who voted Conservative
- 62% of those who voted Liberal Democrat
- 61% of those who voted Labour
• 74% of all British adults think MPs should vote on the Motion how they personally want to and not how their party has told them to vote
• If the Motion is passed, 74% of all those surveyed (84% of those who voted Tory in 2010) think it should be legally binding and that the Government should take the necessary action to call an EU Referendum
• If a public referendum was held tomorrow, 75% of those surveyed would vote to change the current relationship between the UK and the EU. This rises to a staggering 90% for those who voted Tory in 2010.
• 57% of voters (and 62% of Tory voters) disagree with David Cameron when he said that he would not support the Motion because he thinks there are more important issues at the moment
• 61% of voters have little or no confidence in David Cameron to get the best deal for Britain in Europe
Commenting on the poll results, Jon Gaunt, Chief Executive of the Vote UK Out of EU Campaign, said:
“Our poll is clearly a slap in the face for the political elite in general and David Cameron in particular.
The British public want their MPs to vote with their conscience and represent their views and not slavishly follow the Cameron or Miliband whip.
Cameron talks about the Big Society, perhaps he should listen to them on this Big Issue for our country?
In football terms this is the equivalent of a failing manager “losing the dressing room”. Although in the Prime Minister’s case it would appear that he has lost the dressing room, the boardroom and even his most loyal supporters behind his own goal!”
Laurence Janta-Lipinski, Senior Political Researcher with YouGov, commented:
“A majority of Brits, overwhelmingly in the case of Conservative voters, want their MP to vote for the motion on holding a referendum. Whilst David Cameron has come under fire this week for ordering a three line whip to vote against the motion, a massive 74% of the population believe that each MP should vote how they want to vote and not do as the party tells them.”
Who are Vote UK Out of EU
Led by broadcaster and columnist Jon Gaunt, Vote UK Out of EU was formerly known as the EU Referendum Campaign. This fully funded campaign has now rebranded to make our strategy clear: We do not want the Government to renegotiate the UK’s position while remaining part of the EU – we want a straight in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU and, when a referendum is held, we will be leading the campaign to vote the UK out of the EU.
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All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,727 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 20th-21st October 2011. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
EXCLUSIVE: Two Thirds of Tory Voters would vote to leave the EU tomorrow!
A YouGov poll commissioned by the Vote UK out of EU campaign on the eve of the 2011 Conservative Party Conference clearly shows just how disconnected David Cameron is from not only his own supporters, but the GREAT BRITISH public in general.
Of those that VOTED Conservative in the 2010 General Election:
- Q1: 74% believed that the Government SHOULD hold a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU
- Q2: 68% would vote tomorrow AGAINST the UK remaining in the EU
- Q3: 78% oppose ANY participation in further bailouts of Eurozone member countries
- Q4: 66% said UK would be MORE prosperous out of the EU
- Q5: 66% feel that since 1973 the UK’s membership of the ‘EU’ has been NEGATIVE
Of ALL those that VOTED in the 2010 General Election:
- Q1: 62% believed that the Government SHOULD hold a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU
- Q2: 51% would vote tomorrow AGAINST the UK remaining in the EU
- Q3: 65% oppose ANY participation in further bailouts of Eurozone member countries
- Q4: 48% said UK would be MORE prosperous out of the EU
- Q5: 50% feel that since 1973 the UK’s membership of the ‘EU’ has been NEGATIVE
Source: YouGov Site