70% of Tonbridge shoppers want a Final Say

On Saturday morning we asked shoppers in Tonbridge whether they wanted a Final Say on Brexit and 435 people put a sticker on the board:

  • 291 want a Final Say vote
  • 121 do not want a Final Say vote
  • 23 people did not know

Of the people who knew what they wanted, over 70% wanted a Final Say vote.

At least three former local councillors had their say – one Tory, one Labour and one LibDem – and they all wanted a Final Say. Tom Tugendhat, the Tonbridge and Malling MP was out with a photographer and told one of our group that he would return and have his photo taken with us – sadly he had not done so when we packed up at one o’clock.

Many said they were fed up by the whole rigmarole, but also a number who wanted a proper vote, feeling that the first was based entirely on lies

The main argument that we heard against a Final Say was that we have already voted and it would be undemocratic to have another vote.

There is a very negative view, by both those saying Yes and those saying NO, of the Government, the Labour leadership, and of politicians generally for the way in which this is all being dealt with.

81% of 535 Sevenoaks shoppers want a Final Say

Our Brexitometer Survey polled its largest sample of west-Kent shoppers – 535 – on 12 January 2019.

There was just one question: Do you want a final say?

An overwhelming 81% of respondents want a final say on our future.

These results have been sent to Sir Michael Fallon (MP for Sevenoaks and Swanley) and Tom Tugendhat (MP for Tonbridge and Malling) in advance of Tuesday’s vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal deal.

Polling shows growing support for staying in EU

Writing on website InFacts.org, former president of YouGov Peter Kellner analyses the latest YouGov surveys and highlights several important messages:

Staying in the EU now holds a commanding lead over the Government’s Deal:

Given a simple choice between the Government’s deal or Remain, 59% preferred Remain, 41% leaving with the Government’s deal.

Millions of 2016’s Leave voters have lost faith in Brexit’s ability to make life better

Considering only the people who voted Leave in 2016, just 24% of them believe that Brexit will make life better.

As recently as September this year, 43% of the same pool of Leave voters believed that life would be better after Brexit. That is a drop of one-third in three months!

The full article is available here.

 

The demand for a People’s Vote is growing

SSTIE Brexitometer evidence shows that The demand for a People’s Vote is growing

Tonbridge 8th Dec 2018

SSTIE were aided on Saturday 8th December by some Tonbridge people from other groups and most encouragingly by several new people joining us at our Brexitometer. This bustle of people became a magnet for many passers by and drew many into discussions with us.

The results of our polling speak for themselves with 78% in favour of a People’s Vote and 73% in favour of No Brexit. These results echo what SSTIE has uncovered in the past fortnight in Swanley and Sevenoaks.

Continue reading “The demand for a People’s Vote is growing”

SSTIE join the Brexitometer action day in Westminster

While parliament debates the Governments withdrawal agreement, Remain groups from across the country today took their Brexitometer results to a protest in Westminster to showcase the growing public shift towards Remain.

SSTIE have been conducting Brexitometer opinion-polls in towns across West Kent since spring 2018. During this time we have seen a growing shift in public opinion, not just against the specific withdrawal plans and arrangements, but also against the overall process of Brexit. This culminated last weekend in Sevenoaks, in which 89% of responders rejected the Withdrawal Agreement, and 81% wanted a vote on the final deal. 

7 SSTIE Members take some of our our recent Brexitometer results to Westminster for Wednesday’s Brexit protest

 

Swanley Brexitometer – November 2018

Theresa May has said that there are 3 Brexit options : the Government’s deal , No deal and no Brexit.
On a very grey and cold day (24 Nov 2018) SSTIE set out to check what the people of Swanley  thought about these 3 options. Swanley voted Leave by 70% in 2016 and so is an ideal place to check if attitudes are changing among leave voters.
By a significant margin the people of Swanley reject both of the deals on offer from the Government with more than half of them calling for No Brexit.

 

  • 55% of them call for No Brexit
  • 16.5% support  the Government’s deal
  • 28.5% would prefer No Deal
(158 people took part in this survey)
In addition 65.5% of Swanley people seek a People’s  Vote ( 148 people taking part in this survey)
This is the third time that SSTIE has surveyed attitudes to Brexit in Swanley over a period of 5 months and this latest poll confirms  that a final say on the Brexit deal should be given to the people.

Frequently asked Questions

In November 2018, SSTIE produced a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to assist campaigners wishing to explain or refute common questions and misunderstandings about Brexit and the EU.

Download FAQ and Answers here

This document will be updated as required.

Sevenoaks Brexitometer – 27 October 2018

The Brexitometer was out on Sevenoaks High Street on Saturday to ask the opinion of Sevenoaks shoppers. Stormy weather perhaps mirroring UK-EU negotiations. The results provided some pretty stark numbers:

  • Less than 5% of respondents thought Brexit promises would be delivered.
  • Less than 6% of respondents thought Brexit was going well
  • Only 16% of respondents would be happy with No Deal Brexit
  • Over 70% of respondents were in favour of a People’s Vote on the final deal.

Full details can be downloaded here:  180927 Sevenoaks PR3.