Conservatives enjoy overwhelming support among Jewish voters
More than three-quarters of British Jews are planning to vote for the Conservatives in next month’s general election, according to new Survation polling for the Jewish Chronicle, while just 13 per cent are planning to vote for Labour.
This is an increase from 8.5 per cent last May, when Survation asked the same question shortly after a series of high-profile incidents of antisemitism within the party. However, it is down from 2015, when 18 per cent of British Jews said they would vote for Labour under Ed Miliband.
Among the 515 people questioned, Labour was also identified as having more of a problem with antisemitism than the Conservatives, the Lib Dems or UKIP. The Jewish Chronicle reports that:
“Asked to place the parties on a scale from one to five, with one meaning there are ‘low levels of antisemitism among the political party’s members and elected representatives’ and 5 representing ‘high levels’, Jews put Labour at 3.94 out of five.”
More than half (54 per cent) of those not voting for Labour said they would be more likely to support the party if someone other than Jeremy Corbyn was leader.Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.