High street survey shows Fareham could favour a People's Vote on Brexit
A SURVEY carried out in Fareham yesterday could indicate a change of heart on Brexit '“ two years after the boroughÂ voting to leave the European Union.
A group of campaigners backing a People's VoteÂ on Brexit carried out the survey in West Street on Saturday afternoon.
Led by Liberal Democrat Councillor Katrina Trott, the group asked shoppers a number of questions about the current state of Brexit, and whether the country should have a final vote on any negotiated deal.
Cllr Trott said: '˜There were some people who didn't want to know, so I am quite prepared to see that it's not 100 per cent representative of the people who went by '“Â but we did have quite a high rate of engagement from people.
'˜Most people, whether they voted to remain or leave the EU, seem to agree that Brexit isn't going well and won't be good for jobs.
'˜I think it was important to raise the subject with Fareham shoppers and I'm glad it was a cross-party survey collecting a range of views.'
Back in 2016, 51 per cent of voters in Fareham opted to leave the European Union.
Cllr Trott said: '˜I think it would be a good idea to have a final vote, with one option being that we stay in the EU.
'˜If people still want to leave then that's fine '“Â I am a firm believer in democracy '“Â but we voted to leave without any idea what the final negotiations would look like.'