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 borough voting to leave the European Union.

Sunday, 28th October 2018, 5:04 pm
Updated Sunday, 28th October 2018, 6:15 pm
The Brexitometer was placed in West Street, Fareham on Saturday

A group of campaigners backing a People's Vote 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 '“ but we did have quite a high rate of engagement from people.

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'˜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 '“ I am a firm believer in democracy '“ but we voted to leave without any idea what the final negotiations would look like.'