BALI opinion poll reveals how members intend to vote in the General Election

Landscapers overwhelmingly want a Conservative government - but it must deliver a 'beneficial Brexit', according to a BALI opinion poll.

Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos
Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos

The pre-election poll of its 900 members found 77% said they will vote Conservative, this Thursday, 10% for Labour, 10% for the Liberal Democrat and 3% for the Greens.

When asked if members had read their chosen parties’ manifesto, 39% said no, against 61% for yes. Some of the critical issues that members want their chosen party to deliver, if voted in on Thursday this week, included a good Brexit deal, immigration numbers, consistent approach to tax levies, no university fees, a strong and effective economy and tackling lack of funding for the NHS and education.

BALI members were split on the EU referendum issue, with 52% saying they voted to leave and 42% stating they voted to remain, with the rest choosing not to vote. Compared to a Brexit poll carried out by BALI in June last year, where 54% of members stated they would vote remain and 46% were in favour of leaving, we can now see that member’s actual choice swung more towards leaving the European Union.

When asked if they would change their referendum vote, if asked again, 77% of members said they would not, while 16% said they would and 6% who chose not to answer. When looking at the split of members surveyed, 52% were landscape contractors, 10% were garden designers, 16% were affiliates or suppliers, 6% training providers and 16% ‘other’, which includes grounds maintenance contractors.

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