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Only one in 10 Labour voters in Wales trust the UK Government to ‘do the right thing’

11 Mar 2022 2 minutes Read
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Only one in ten Labour voters in Wales trust the UK Government to “do the right thing,” according to a new opinion poll by YouGov.

The poll showed that 11% trusted the UK Government, compared to 77% who trusted the Welsh Government.

Unexpectedly perhaps, trust for both the Labour-led Welsh Government and Conservative-led UK Government was higher among Plaid Cymru voters, with 87% and 18% trusting them to do the right thing.

Among Conservative voters, 78% trusted the UK Government while 37% trusted the Welsh Government.

Across all voters in Wales, 54% trusted the Welsh Government and 27% trusted the UK Government.

The poll of 1,086 adults between 25th February and 1 March asked “In general, to what extent, if at all, do you trust each of the following to do the right thing?” in relation to both the Welsh and UK Governments.

Voters’ opinions across the parties tallied closely with their views about whether Boris Johnson should resign as PM in the wake of the partygate scandal. 88% of Labour voters thought he should, compared with 79% of Plaid Cymru voters and only 10% of Conservative voters.

A lack of trust in the UK Government and Boris Johnson had not yet translated into increased support for independence, however. 29% of Labour voters would vote for independence, 71% of Plaid Cymru voters, and just 5% of Conservative voters.


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Grayham Jones
2 months ago

Stop all incomers voting in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 only welsh people to vote in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 it’s time for a new wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Valerie
Valerie
2 months ago
Reply to  Grayham Jones

I could be regarded as an ‘i comer’ Left Wales because of husband’s job, returned five years ago, l still have total loyalty to Wales, and loath the Westminster administration.They care only for London and Home Counties. Pretty much everywhere else is dismissed by them.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
2 months ago

That is the objective – to turn support for the Welsh Government into support for complete control of our own affairs, independence. Sadly, the people of Wales are so conditioned by how we are have been treated by Westminster that we see it as the norm. We aren’t seeing how we can improve our lot without interference from over the border.Look if the Irish can do it – and they were in a far worse state than we are now upon gaining independence in the early 1920s – then we can too, it’s only a matter of belief that will… Read more »

Richard
Richard
2 months ago

These figuers on indi support just show grester self detetmination is a cross party matter. In the 79
devo referendum the backing from
many Tories and lack of support from a fair number in Plaid was observed by many of us at the time.

Mark drakeford
Mark drakeford
2 months ago

Who is funding this website?

Cwm Rhondda
Cwm Rhondda
2 months ago
Reply to  Mark drakeford

Who are you?

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
2 months ago
Reply to  Cwm Rhondda

It’s our old friend “Hedda” a.k.a. “Not Grayham Jones”, etc, again.

Argol Fawr!
Argol Fawr!
2 months ago
Reply to  Mark drakeford

Who funds you?

Argol Fawr!
Argol Fawr!
2 months ago

Crumbs, can someone please go and enlighten the ‘one’ in ten Welsh labour voters who trust the English Government.

Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
2 months ago

One in ten Welsh Labour voters trust Boris Johnson to do the right thing. So many? Can this be true?

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