Most South Tynesiders would stick with the way they voted over Brexit

A huge majority of people who took part in a survey said they would vote the same way now in the Brexit Referendum.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 22nd April 2018, 7:00 pm

South Tyneside saw one of the biggest ‘Out’ votes nationwide, with 49,065 people voting Leave and 30,014 Remain – a resounding 62%-38%.

Now a new Brexit survey has revealed that most of those surveyed said they would still stick with how they voted – 82% of Leave voters and 90% of Remain voters.

Leave voters were more likely to say they would not vote in the same way now, with one in 12 Leave voters saying they’d act differently (8%) compared to one in 18 Remain voters (5%).

The survey shows 45% of Shields Gazette readers believe Britain will be better off economically inside Europe.

As well as this, 50% said Britain should continue to be part of the single European market.

The figures show a split between those who voted Leave and those who voted Remain in the referendum.

Among Leave voters, 10% think Britain is better off economically in Europe, while nearly a quarter of these voters (22%) think we should continue to be part of the Single Market.

Remain voters are, unsurprisingly, much more likely to think continuing close ties with Europe is a good idea, with 82% saying Britain is better off economically inside Europe, and 79% saying we should continue to be part of the Single Market.

More than three-fifths of those surveyed on the site (62%) said they were not happy with the status of Brexit negotiations at the moment, with just a fifth (18%) saying they were happy (the rest weren’t sure).

Regardless of how those surveyed voted in the referendum, they were more likely to be unhappy than happy with the way negotiations are going.

Among those who said they voted Leave, 51% are unhappy with the status of negotiations compared to 27% who were happy.

More than three-quarters of those who voted Remain (75%) said they were unhappy, compared to 9% who said they were happy.

The study, run in partnership with Google Surveys, was completed online by 1,500 people who visited the Shields Gazette website.