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”

“It’s an awful mess” say Tonbridge shoppers

On Saturday 21 July Sevenoaks & Swanley Together in Europe (SSTIE) campaigned for a People’s Vote in Tonbridge High Street along with pro-EU  activists from Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells (TW-IN).

Hundreds of leaflets with a link to the petition demanding a People’s Vote were accepted, 73 Tonbridge shoppers signed a paper copy of the petition and 245 expressed their opinion on the SSTIE Brexitometer board. Continue reading ““It’s an awful mess” say Tonbridge shoppers”

In Swanley 60% say YES they would like a final say.

120 Swanley people took part in the SSTIE Brexitometer survey at Swanley  Market on the 6th June.

The main conclusions are :

  1. The majority* (67%) think that Brexit will be better for them than staying in the UK on a range of issues : See Brexitometer photo
  2. 60% would like a final say.

The first conclusion is in line with the fact that 70% voted Leave in the referendum in Swanley but the second is at variance with this and makes one wonder whether some doubt is entering into the heads of some leave voters.

* excluding “No Idea” response

Brexitometer in Tunbridge Wells

On Saturday 26 May, 310 shoppers in Calverley Road in Tunbridge Wells shared their thoughts on the impact of Brexit going ahead.

We asked them whether they thought things would be better if Brexit happened, or worse. And this is what they said:

  • 76% said it would be worse (with 67% saying much worse)
  • 24% said it would be better ((with 18% saying much better)

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