Nearly 80% say they do not want Brexit

Almost 80% of Sevenoaks shoppers told us they wanted No Brexit

In Sevenoaks on Saturday, we canvassed people for their views on whether the UK should leave the EU with No Deal or should not leave the EU at all. There was the opportunity to suggest something else.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

 

 

Swanley Brexitometer Analysis

People of Swanley demand a final Say 1st September 2018

Saturday’s Brexitometer  exercise produced the astonishing result that 77% of  the sample of 125 were in favour of a final say and all 5  questions on whether things would be better or worse after Brexit were answered with figures between 64% and 75% on the side of being Worse. This last finding is a complete reversal from our previous poll in Swanley  on Wednesday 6th June and leads to the conclusion that  there is now  a body of opinion in Swanley with real doubts about Brexit . Continue reading “Swanley Brexitometer Analysis”