Just six per cent of voters think the Labour Party is pro-Brexit, poll shows

Jeremy Corbyn has declared that he wants Labour’s policy on Brexit to be one of neutrality. (Reuters)

Just six per cent of voters think the Labour Party is pro-Brexit, according to a poll.

A survey by polling agency YouGov has tracked how successful Britain’s major parties have been at getting the most fundamental aspect of their Brexit message across to the public over the past six months.

The poll shows that the Lib Dems and Conservatives have been successful in getting voters to view them as anti-Brexit and pro-Brexit respectively.

But the Labour Party has remained in exactly the same position as it was in April with 43 per cent of Britons believing it is opposed to Brexit, compared to 42 per cent six months ago.

The poll shows the Liberal Democrats, under Jo Swinson, have become the main anti-Brexit party. (Reuters)

The change that has occurred is a small shift from people thinking the party is actively pro-Brexit (down seven points to 6 per cent) towards believing the party to be neither pro nor anti-Brexit (up six points to 26 per cent).

Jeremy Corbyn has officially declared that he wants Labour’s policy on Brexit to be one of neutrality.


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But a large group of MPs within his party have put pressure on him to announce Labour as the official part of Remain.

At the Labour Party conference last week Mr Corbyn survived a revolt as a majority of MPs backed his policy of remaining neutral until after a general election.

The YouGov poll tracked how Remain and Leave voters viewed the main parties' Brexit policies. (YouGov)

The Labour leader has promised that a government he leads would negotiate a new Brexit deal and put it to a referendum but he has resisted calls to say how the party should campaign in that public vote.

Delegates at the conference in Brighton backed a statement setting out his position and broke out into a chorus of “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn” after the result of the vote was announced.

In chaotic scenes, the conference then rejected a motion that would have called on Labour to come out in support of Remain now rather than waiting until after an election.

The result is a boost for Mr Corbyn, who has argued that Labour should go into the expected general election without making a decision on how it should campaign on the referendum his party has promised within six months of taking office.

A decision on how the party would campaign in the referendum would be taken at a subsequent special conference.

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