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Poll of Conservative Party members finds strong support for ‘Hard Brexit’

 London: 11 January 2016: A poll recently conducted by Conservative Progress, a campaign organisation affiliated with the Conservative Party, has found that members of the Party are widely in favour of leaving the Single Market.

In a survey of 261 self-described Conservative Party members, over 60% of respondents and 80% of Leave voters were found to favour leaving the single market.

Surprisingly, when asked about the single most important outcome of leaving the EU, the most popular response given was ‘the ability of the UK government to negotiate its own trade deals’, trumping likely favourites such as ‘greater sovereignty’ and ‘control of immigration’.

Commenting on the results, Nabil Najjar, Director of Conservative Progress said:

            “These results show a significant preference among Conservative Party members, both leave and remain, to leave the single market, and this, coupled with the clear desire to see Britain set its own trade deals should give Theresa May and her government the confidence to be bold in their negotiations and back our country to succeed outside the single market’.

Download the full survey results


Conservative Progress is an organisation run by grassroots activists, for the benefit of grassroots activists. Members of our team have provided comment for BBC Radio 4, The Spectator, France 24, ARD TV, LBC 97.3 Radio, AFP, Global News, London Live, Vice Magazine, The Express, ConservativeHome, Talk Radio, Phoenix TV, International Business Times, Yahoo News and The Huffington Post.

The full results of the survey are attached. For further information. please contact Nabil Najjar on nabil@conservativeprogress.co.uk.