68% ‘want EU referendum pledge’


Published: Saturday 14th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Most voters want all parties to commit to holding an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, research has found.

Some 68% agreed that a national poll should be a party pledge across the political spectrum with 32% disagreeing, the online survey by uSurv found.

Women and men were equally enthusiastic for such a commitment and support was strongest among the over 40s, although 59% of 18-29 year olds and 66% of those aged between 30 and 39 were in favour.

USurv said the findings showed the country is fairly unified in its desire for a referendum.

David Cameron has promised the British people a vote on whether to pull out of the EU by the end of 2017 if he remains in No 10 after the general election.

The Prime Minister yesterday defended the plans, saying it is essential to stop the country “sleepwalking towards the exit”.

Labour and the Lib Dems have said they will only hold a referendum if there is a proposal to transfer further powers to Brussels.

:: uSurv surveyed 1,000 respondents online yesterday and results reflect the gender and regional breakdowns of the UK according to the UK 2011 census.

Published: Saturday 14th March 2015 by The News Editor

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