The poll shows that support in the North of England is highest at 70% and in Scotland, 72% of people polled support the establishment of an English Parliament.
The results show that there is broad support for an English Parliament across all demographics.
The British government still refers to a survey conducted between 1999 and 2003 which showed 24% support for an English Parliament. The survey, however, had multiple options – regional government, English Parliament, the status quo and English votes on English matters. It’s hardly surprising that this old survey came up with a split vote.
It’s time the British government stopped using this old survey as an excuse to deny us what we want and took notice of all the polls conducted in the last couple of years, all of which show majority support for an English Parliament.
68% support an English Parliament
61% support an English Parliament
67% support an English Parliament
To put these results into context: the Welsh Assembly was established following a referendum in which only 50% of Welsh people voted and only 51% wanted it. If 25.5% of Welsh voters supporting a Welsh Assembly is the settled will of the Welsh people then why can’t we have our own parliament with 67% support?