75% of UK voters support a Mansion Tax, including 68% of Tory Voters

New polling shows overwhelming support among the public for a mansion tax, with voters from all three main parties backing the measure by a significant majority.

New polling shows overwhelming support among the public for a mansion tax, with supporters of all three main parties backing the measure by a significant majority.

In response to the question: “Thinking about the budget next month, would you support or oppose…a new tax upon people with houses worth more than £2 million?”, thirty nine per cent of all voters strongly supported the measure, with 36 per cent saying they “tended to support” the policy, according to the poll by the Sunday Times.

Broken down along party lines, 68 per cent of those who said they were going to vote Tory at the next election supported a tax on houses worth more than £2 million pounds, compared with 82 per cent of Labour supporters and 85 per cent of Liberal Democrats.

Left Foot Forward has previously set out five reasons why progressives should support Labour’s Mansion Tax.

The Mansion Tax vote will take place later today in the House of Commons. The Lib Dems have said they will not support Labour in the Commons and accused the party of playing “cynical games”.

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