Almost three in five voters want a final say on Brexit, claims new poll

PUBLISHED: 16:34 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:35 03 April 2019

People's Vote campaigners outside the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

People's Vote campaigners outside the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The majority of British voters want a final say on Brexit, according to a new poll.

The new nationwide poll conducted for the campaign group Right to Vote - involving 9,500 adults across Britain - reveals that 58.1% of voters who expressed a view now want a final say on Brexit, with 41.9% against. Overall, voters in nine out of 10 of Great Britain’s 632 constituencies support a final say.

The poll also reveals that voters in the seats of EVERY Westminster party leader want a final say - with 59% in Theresa May’s Maidenhead constituency, 75% in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat, 61% in SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford’s Ross, Skye and Lochaber seat, 60% in The Independent Group’s Heidi Allen’s South Cambridgeshire seat, 71% in Lib Dem Vince Cable’s Twickenham seat, and 61% in Plaid Cymru Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts’s Dwyfor Meirionnydd seat.

Dr Phillip Lee MP, chair of Right to Vote, revealed the findings at Prime Minister’s Questions, saying: “In polling that has just been published, over 58% of the British public have expressed a wish to have a final say on the Brexit process.

“Does the prime minister acknowledge that with the on-going impasse here at Westminster around Brexit, and despite her best endeavours to pass her deal - and indeed the ongoing endeavours of this House to find a compromise - that the British public are right to increasingly think they should have a final say before proceeding with Brexit?”

The new Right to Vote poll also reveals strong support for a final say in London, including 86% of voters in the Cities of Westminster and London constituency, 80% Chelsea and Fulham, 75% in Poplar and Limehouse, 74% in Wimbledon and 59% in Boris Johnson’s Uxbridge and Ruislip South seat.

Across Britain, other results include 67% support in East Renfrewshire, 60% in Preseli Pembrokeshire, 56% in Carlisle, 53% in Oldham West and Royton, 52% in Dewsbury and 50.1% in Rugby.

Right to Vote was formed in January by a number of pro-EU Conservative MPs in response to what it describes as the government’s failure to navigate Brexit. Co-founders include Dominic Grieve, Justine Greening, Sam Gyimah and three Change UK MPs - Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Dr Sarah Wollaston.

Dominic Grieve MP, a co-founder of Right to Vote - which seeks a final say in the Brexit process - said: “Asking for more time and opposition help to salvage a deal nobody wants is yet again merely delaying the moment of truth.

“We need a meaningful delay to agree a practical and credible proposal which can be put to the people for a final say. What started with the people should end with the people.”

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