Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Lib Dem voters switch to Labour

A fifth of people who voted for Nick Clegg's party at the last election now support Labour, a poll has found

More than a fifth of those who voted Liberal Democrat at the general election are now supporting Labour, according to a poll.

Research by ComRes for the Independent provided more evidence of the impact from the decision to sign up for coalition government.

Just 62% of those who backed Nick Clegg's party on May 6 said they would do so again now.

The proportion saying they had switched allegiance to Labour rose from 15% to 22% since last month, while 7% said they would back the Conservatives.

But the Lib Dems appear to have arrested the slump in their overall poll standing after receiving 22% of votes at the election.

The Lib Dems were up two points on 18% this month, while the Tories were down one on 38% and Labour up one on 34%.

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