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Have you changed your BREXIT vote?

July 18, 2018 9:17 PM
Originally published by Stafford and Stone Liberal Democrats
Brexit-O-meter in Stafford with Alec and Richard, July 2018

Brexit-O-meter in Stafford with Alec and Richard

On 18th July Stafford and Stone Lib Dems set up a stall at lunchtime in the centre of Stafford. There was lots of lively conversation with passers-by.

We asked people at random how they had voted in the EU referendum. 196 people told us. 102 said they had voted LEAVE (52%) and 94 said they has voted REMAIN (48%)

Coincidentally these percentages reflect the national outcome of the referendum. The referendum figures for Stafford were a little different - LEAVE 56% and REMAIN 44%.

We asked our 196 visitors if they'd changed their minds and 17 said they had (8.6%). 4 remainers had become leavers and 13 leavers had become remainers.

Applying these changes to the referendum figures for Stafford now puts REMAIN and LEAVE very close - on 51% to 49%. If the same changes were reflected on the outcome of the referendum nationally REMAIN would be on 52% and remain would be on 47%.

Conclusion? The scale of change is small but the direction of change is clear - towards REMAIN.