Wednesday, 24 September 2014

SURVATION POLL On behalf Labour List on Milibands speech

On behalf Labour List - a leading blog, often critical of Labour's policy platform, Survation interviewed 1,037 members of the public yesterday online between 4pm and 8pm to gauge opinion on the main content of Ed Miliband's "10 year plans" announced in yesterday's keynote leader speech.

These were more targets or aspirations for the party than concrete policy proposals and consequently our poll is less about support or opposition for specific policies than about how well Miliband has managed to identify themes and statements of purpose which resonate with the general public which Labour will need to "sell" on the doorstep on the run-up to May 2015.

Full data tables for this poll can be viewed here:

A list of the questions we put are below:

*Important note: We were not "pre-briefed" as to the policy detail behind Ed Miliband's statements and so the questions put were Survation's interpretation of the meaning of the policy. 

Labour List have their own take on events on their website here:


The Labour Party Leader, Ed Miliband has today announced goals for the Labour Party, if elected, to target over the next 10 years. For each proposal, please indicate whether you support or oppose the idea.
Britain By 2025 - A 10 Year Routemap For The Country
  1. Raising the minimum wage by £1.50 to over £8 per hour by 2020, to reward “hard work” and halve the number of people in low pay.
  2. Breaking up the big high street banks in the UK to allow more competition, to benefit consumers in financial services.
  3. Decentralising power from Westminster to the regions, including constitutional reform for England, Wales and Scotland.
  4. Granting the same employment rights for the many self-employed people in the UK that permanent employees have.
  5. A commitment to take carbon emissions out of the economy by 2025 and through Green investment banks to allow communities to insulate 5 million homes over 10 years.
  6. By 2025, have as many people doing modern business apprenticeships as currently go to university. Only providing major government contracts to companies that provide apprenticeships.
  7. Make house building a top priority and by 2025 “build as many homes the UK needs” doubling the number of first-time buyers
  8. Create a “world class” health service. Increasing homecare visits, more nurses, GPs, midwives and careworkers - paid for by clamping down on tax avoidance, using the proceeds of a mansion tax for properties over £2mm and a windfall tax on tobacco companies

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