28% of Labour members voted against their own party in the recent European elections, a LabourList poll has found.
In our latest survey, over 32% of 9,286 respondents said they voted against Labour in the national election, while nearly 65% said they didn’t vote against Labour.
The figure for those who voted against Labour was slightly less but still high for those survey respondents who identified themselves as members – at 28.4%.
A total of 3% readers chose the ‘not applicable’ option, suggesting they could not vote in the elections.
The finding comes amid renewed criticism from large pro-EU parts of Labour’s membership and activist base, with many calling on Jeremy Corbyn to shift the party towards a firmly anti-Brexit stance.
A recent YouGov poll found that 41% of Labour members voted for a party other than Labour in the European elections, with 19% opting for the Greens and a further 15% supporting the Liberal Democrats.
Its sample size of 2,189 Labour members was smaller than that of the latest LabourList latest survey, which attracted 7,650 self-identified members, though ours is self-selected and unweighted.
Did you vote against Labour in the European elections?
- No – and I’m a Labour member – 59% (5,477)
- Yes – and I’m a Labour member – 23.4% (2,173)
- Yes – and I’m not a Labour member – 8.9% (829)
- No – and I’m not a Labour member – 5.7% (533)
- N/A – 3% (274)
- No – and I’m a Labour member – 71.6% (5,477)
- Yes – and I’m a Labour member – 28.4% (2,173)
The survey was open from 11am on Sunday 2nd June until 6pm on Monday 3rd June. Thank you to all 9,286 readers who took part. Read the full results here.