The Labour Party’s Support For the EU is Out of Touch With its Voters’ Concerns

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LONDON – England – Chair of Vote Leave Gisela Stuart MP, has responded to new ICM polling – which shows that Labour voters think the current system of free movement of people in the EU is damaging, and puts unsustainable pressure on public services

 

 

 

Responding to new ICM polling – which shows that Labour voters think the current system of free movement of people in the EU is damaging, and puts unsustainable pressure on public services – Chair of Vote Leave Gisela Stuart MP said:

 

‘This polling shows that the Labour Party’s support for the EU is not only out of touch with views previously expressed by our own leader, but out of touch with Labour voters too.’

 

Below are the answers from respondents who voted Labour in 2015 General Election.

Those polled were asked – Do you think the amount of immigration from EU countries over the last ten years has been:

 

Good for NHS: 30%

Bad for NHS: 43%

Good for schools: 17%

Bad for schools: 47%

Good for housing: 11%

Bad for housing: 62%

Good for job and wages: 23%

Bad for jobs and wages: 43%

Good for the UK’s national security: 15%

Bad for the UK’s national security: 44%

Led to less crime: 5%

Led to more crime: 44%

 

If we were to have the same amount of immigration that we have had over the last ten years over the next ten years would you be:

 

Happy: 26%

Unhappy: 45%

There are five more countries – Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Turkey – currently receiving money from the EU to help them join the EU.  Do you think it would be:

 

Good for the UK if these five countries joined the EU:  17%

Bad for the UK if those five countries joined the EU: 54%