A selection of photos from the ‘table top’ campaigning events so far in Somerset towns: Taunton, Ilminster and Yeovil. Almost all conversations we had were in favour of leaving the EU and they really appreciated our campaign efforts that demonstrated their feelings that the UK needs to stop prevaricating, show some confidence and leave now.
Of particular interest were a number of Remain voters who had changed their mind given the wholly negative way that the EU has conducted itself since the referendum.
Survey results confirmed that the large majority of those who came over to chat to us were on the Leave side. There was the occasional diehard remainer who also enjoyed a friendly chat regardless of the difference of opinion.
Yeovil and Taunton UKIP have been hard at work, engaging with the public at local events staged in some of our local towns.
The branch produced a simple questionnaire that asked the following questions:-
1) How did you vote in the referendum on 23rd June 2016?
2) Which party do you think will deliver the Brexit you want?
3) What kind of Brexit do you want?
4) Are you happy with how the negotiations are being handled?
5) What age group are you in?
6) If the referendum was held today, how would you vote?
This was handed out at three different tabletop events in Taunton, Yeovil and Ilminster and the results are as summarised below:-
Taunton LEAVE 90% REMAIN 10%
Yeovil LEAVE 89% REMAIN 11%
Ilminster LEAVE 94% REMAIN 6%
Taunton CONSERVATIVE 30% LABOUR 10% UKIP 60%
Yeovil CONSERVATIVE 44% LABOUR 0 UKIP 56%
Ilminster CONSERVATIVE 22% LABOUR 6% UKIP 72%
Taunton BREXIT IN NAME ONLY 15% COMPLETE SEVERENCE FROM THE EU 85%
Yeovil BREXIT IN NAME ONLY 11% COMPLETE SEVERENCE FROM THE EU 89%
Ilminster BREXIT IN NAME ONLY 11% COMPLETE SEVERENCE FROM THE EU 89%
Taunton ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE NEGOTIATIONS? YES 20% NO 80%
Yeovil ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE NEGOTIATIONS? YES 11% NO 89%
Ilminster ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE NEGOTIATIONS? YES 11% NO 89%
Taunton WHAT AGE GROUP ARE YOU? 18-30 15% 31-60 25% 61+ 60%
Yeovil WHAT AGE GROUP ARE YOU? 18-30 0 31-60 22% 61+ 78%
Ilminster WHAT AGE GROUP ARE YOU? 18-30 6% 31-60 17% 61+ 77%
Taunton IF THE REFERENDUM WAS RUN AGAIN, HOW WOULD YOU VOTE?
LEAVE 100% REMAIN 0
Yeovil IF THE REFERENDUM WAS RUN AGAIN, HOW WOULD YOU VOTE?
LEAVE 100% REMAIN 0
Ilminster IF THE REFERENDUM WAS RUN AGAIN, HOW WOULD YOU VOTE?
LEAVE 94% REMAIN 6%