Poll finds formerly 'leave' Suffolk and Essex constituencies have switched to 'remain' following Brexit vote
PUBLISHED: 12:27 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:43 13 August 2018
Suffolk and Essex constituencies are among a list of more than 100 that are said to have swung in favour from ‘leave’ to ‘remain’ since the Brexit vote two years ago.
A poll by consumer analytic company Focaldata, involving responses from more 15,000 people, highlighted 112 parliamentary constituencies, which voted in support of leaving the EU in June 2016 but now have majority support for remain.
Among the constituencies are Ipswich, Colchester and Chelmsford – as well as those of pro-Brexit MPs Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.
The findings, published in the Observer yesterday, led to calls for a second EU referendum after appearing to show most seats now have a majority of voters who want to stay in the EU.
Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said: “Nearly everyone is disillusioned by the mess the Conservatives have made of Brexit.
“This research is yet more compelling evidence that the British people must be given the final say on any - or no - Brexit deal.
Pro-Brexit Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said: “Most of the polls said people would vote to remain in the EU in 2016, but when people got to the ballot booth they voted to leave.”
The poll was commissioned by commissioned by anti-Brexit group Best For Britain and anti-fascist campaigners Hope Not Hate.
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