Survey finds what voters think of UK politics

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15th April 2015 11:36 - Central Government

A recent survey has found that some 80 per cent of UK voters are unhappy with UK democracy, as it stands.Survey finds what voters think of UK parliament

The survey also found that all party leaders have negative approval ratings, aside from Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP. By 2025, it is estimated that just 24 per cent will feel an attachment to a political party.

Alternative research for campaign group, We Own It, found that more than 2 in 3 (68 per cent) of respondents feel that the public should be have a legal right to be consulted on the outsourcing of public services.

Similar research from YouGov found that just 17 per cent want to keep the railways privatised, as opposed to the 40 per cent who want the entire network brought back to the public sector.

Another poll by Dundee University, prior to the Scottish referendum, discovered that a large proportion of Scottish people supported introducing tougher immigration controls and tougher welfare policies. The majority supported the restriction of benefits and making welfare claimants go on training programmes.

Despite Ed Miliband promising to abolish exploitative zero-hour contacts, figures from the ONS suggest that just 34 per cent of people currently on zero-hour contracts would welcome more working hours.

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