Half of Brexit supporters were not ‘left behind’ red wall voters

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Research sheds fresh light on motivations and aspirations of typical Brexit voter in Britain

The notion that the typical Brexit supporter was a working-class voter “left behind” in a red-wall constituency or dilapidated seaside town has been upended by research that shows half of leave voters were comfortably well off.

They did not have huge expectations of “sunlit uplands” or economic gains but believed that leaving the EU was an opportunity to address a perceived loss of industry, community services and national pride.

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