London, 14 April 2019 – Labour (24%) is the first party British would vote in case the country took part to EU Parliament elections in May, but 17% of Labour supporters say they will still vote for another smaller party. The newly funded Independent-Change UK raises at 7%, while Leb Dem, Greens are even at 8% and Scottish National party at 6%.
As minor pro EU parties gather consensus, Labour visibly loses ground over its split position and unclear stance over EU membership while the failure of domestic-social politics following nine years of austerity leads Conservatives to freefall with a minus 8% (now at 16%) close to the new Brexit Party (15%).
You Gov asked to a representative sample: “If there were elections to the EU Parliament which party would you vote?” The poll result describes the progressive formation of two new political areas outside the two historic leading parties as anti-EU parties score 29% altogether (Farage plus UKIP) and pro Europe ones reach 29%(Green, Lib Dem, SNP, Change UK).
The traditional British two party system is fragmenting into smaller realities with more defined positions making easier to voters to identify with; this trend is more visible in EU elections intention of vote because the identity factor consists in the European Union pro vs anti stances, while, instead, the number and complexity of domestic issues softens opposition (and in some areas consistent distinction) between parties.