Majority of voters reject PM’s plan
ONLY a minority of voters in the constituencies of Cabinet minsters who are backing Theresa May’s deal want them to accept it, new polling has found.
A mass study of the views of 10,000 voters, by BMG Research, found that one in two voters disapprove of the deal, with just one in four in favour.
Just over half of the electorate – 53 per cent – want their MP to vote against the deal and only 37 per cent want their MP to vote for it. Ten per cent said their MP should abstain.
The BMG study for pro-Brexit campaign group Change Britain shows that 63 per cent of voters across the country don’t want their MP to vote for the deal.
The findings offer sobering reading for 10 Cabinet ministers who are continuing to support Mrs May’s deal, which is under attack for keeping the UK too tied to the European Union after Brexit.
It found that in Amber Rudd’s Hastings constituency, just 36 per cent of voters backed the deal, while in Brandon Lewis’s Great Yarmouth seat the proportion is 38 per cent.
Only a minority of voters in the seats of eight other Cabinet ministers back the deal, including Greg Clark (42 per cent), Philip Hammond (43 per cent) and Sajid Javid (43 per cent). In Mrs May’s Maidenhead seat just 45 per cent of the electorate backed the deal.