Referendum blues

Trying to understand who voted Leave and why – here are data from a survey by Lord Ashcroft of 12,000 people who voted: http://lordashcroftpolls.com/2016/06/how-the-united-kingdom-voted-and-why/.

It makes frightening reading. They are older, poorer, ill-educated and less in tune with the modern world or progressive 21st century concerns. There is a great disconnect between the London-based metropolitan political elite (of all parties) and large sections of the population. The rise of UKIP and the appeal of Boris Johnson show how dangerous this is. Politicians need to wake up and begin to address folk outside the Westminster bubble.

Party voters

Leave

Remain

Conservative

58

42

Labour

37

63

Liberal Democrat

30

70

UKIP

96

4

Green

25

75

SNP

36

64

Those against

multi-culturalism

81

19

social liberalism

80

20

immigration

80

20

environmentalism

78

22

feminism

74

26

globalisation

69

31

Those for

multi-culturalism

29

71

social liberalism

32

68

immigration

21

79

environmentalism

38

62

feminism

40

60

globalisation

38

62

Age

18-24

27

73

25-34

38

62

35-44

48

52

45-54

56

44

55-64

57

43

65

60

40

Socio-economic group

AB

43

57

C1

51

49

C2

64

36

DE

64

36

University degree

43

57

Ethnicity

White

53

47

Asian

33

67

Black

27

73

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About donhenson

I am freelance consultant archaeologist specialising in public archaeology, interpretation, education and the media.
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