Tories and Labour Tied for UK's LGBT Vote


A new UK poll suggests that the Conservative party is tied with Labour as the preferred party of gay voters.


The study of voting intentions, conducted by Pink News, puts both the Tories and Labour on 26% – an increase of 5% for the Conservatives and a decrease of 2% for Labour. The study polled 987 LGBT people from across the UK about how they intend to vote on May 7.

The Liberal Democrats polled at just 19%, down from 40% 5 years ago while support for the Greens leaped from 4% to 20%.

Just 2% of respondents said they would be voting for Nigel Farage’s Ukip.

Unsurprisingly, Ukip was the least popular option with just 2% of respondents saying they would vote for Nigel Farage’s controversial party.

“The polling shows that the LGBT community is as divided as the rest of the country when it comes this year’s general election,” Pink News chief Benjamin Cohen told The Guardian. “However, there is one striking difference, the almost negligible level of support for Ukip and consequently the increased popularity for the Greens and SNP.”

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