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Survey in Lowestoft suggests Leave voters want final say on Brexit

PUBLISHED: 13:41 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:01 05 October 2018

A survey carried out by Suffolk EU Alliance has revealed many people in Lowestoft want a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

A survey carried out by Suffolk EU Alliance has revealed many people in Lowestoft want a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

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The government’s Brexit negotiations have been poorly handled and there should be a People’s Vote on the final deal, a survey carried out in Lowestoft has found.

The Suffolk EU Alliance has been in Lowestoft to guage the mood on Brexit. Picture: Suffolk EU AllianceThe Suffolk EU Alliance has been in Lowestoft to guage the mood on Brexit. Picture: Suffolk EU Alliance

Members of the campaign group Suffolk EU Alliance (SEUA) were on London Road North to gauge the mood surrounding Brexit and to discuss concerns about the process.

Local people were encouraged to have their say on whether they thought the government was handling negotiations well and whether the final Brexit deal should be put back into the hands of the people.

They were also asked if they believed exiting the European Union will benefit Lowestoft’s economy and employment prospects, as well as asserting whether leaving will be good for the NHS and improve the UK’s standing in the world.

Anna Damski, a member of SEUA who is helping to organise a series of surveys across Suffolk, said: “While the country remains deeply divided over Brexit, what we’re hearing all around Suffolk is that Leave voters are changing their minds and now want a final say.

“Some feel they were misled by the Leave campaign, while others don’t trust the government to deliver a good deal.”

An overwhelming number of people who expressed their views in SEUA’s survey ‘strongly disagreed’ with the assertion that the government is doing a good job of negotiating Brexit.

The majority of people on both sides of the Leave-Remain debate said there should be a People’s Vote to compare what was promised by the Leave campaign and what is actually delivered.

Research from anti-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain and HOPE not hate has meanwhile revealed that 3.3 million Leave voters now support a People’s Vote, dealing a blow to Brexiteers.

Ms Damski added: “Our surveys reflect a shift going on across the country - as shown by the most recent poll - that suggests more than three million Leavers support a People’s Vote that includes the option to Remain.”

Around 100 people are estimated to have taken part in the Lowestoft survey, which is the latest in a series of tour events also covering Halesworth, Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Ipswich.

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