British voters are evenly split on whether or not to leave the European Union in the 23rd June referendum, according to a recent poll of polls. South Devon MP’s are also evenly split in their opinions.
Kevin Foster says ‘there is a lot I dislike about the EU’ but he believes ‘the challenges facing Europe as a whole over the next 20 years will be better faced with Britain remaining in the EU.’
Anne Marie Morris states ‘We need to have sovereignty back, control of our country, control of our laws. It is simply not right that the EU, an unelected body, can impose legislation upon us, much of which is not in our best interests.’
At our local debate at The Princess Theatre, Torquay on 31st May from 7-9pm, organised by Torbay Business Forum in conjunction with the Herald Express, a straw poll on exit returned the result 63% for Leave and 37% for remain.
The National Polls
Run by NatCen Social Research, the comprehensive study takes into account the average of the six most recent polls, carried out between 25th April and 3rd May, when unsure voters are ruled out.
Results from the latest surveys suggest that exactly 50 per cent of voters support Brexit and 50 per cent would like the UK to remain in the bloc.
Individually, the most recent surveys show contradictory results, with narrow leads for Remain and Leave depending on the poll. It looks likely to be a very close vote.