More than half the UK adults polled think the government should have locked down the UK in September, reveals poll

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15th October 2020 07:55 - Central Government

More than half the UK adults polled think the government should have locked down the UK in September: A survey of UK adults has found that 54% believe the government should have introduced a national lockdown in September - following reported advice from the government's scientific advisory committee (SAGE). 

While more than half were in favour of such measures to help halt the spread of Covid-19, more than a quarter (28%) said the government was right not to implement such restrictions. 

The YouGov survey, which polled 4,222 UK adults, found that almost a fifth (18%) were unsure, answering 'don't know'. 

Seven out of 10 Labour voters agreed that the UK should have supported a national lockdown period in September, compared to 37% of Conservative voters and 73% of Lib Dems. 

While 46% of Conservative voters said that the government was right not to introduce stricter national measures, just 15% of Labour voters and 17% of Lib Dems said the same. 

When it came to the breakdown across regions, 62% of Scottish respondents were in favour of a national lockdown in September, compared to 53% in London. This also compares to 52% in the 'rest of South', 53% in Wales and 57% in the North.

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