Lewisham is a bellwether for Brexit vote

YouGov's heat map of Europhobia in London. Redder areas are more Europhobe
As Lewisham goes, so goes the nation.

A YouGov map of the country based on survey data from 80,000 people ranks each local authority by the tendency of its voters to be Europhile or Europhobe. Lewisham is the 116th most Europhobic part of the country out of 188 areas included in the study, which puts it close to the median for the whole of the UK.

London is relatively Europhile, but becomes increasingly Europhobe as you move east or west away from the middle. YouGov says:

Taking the net support for leaving the EU in each region and ranking these from most to least eurosceptic, we've grouped the top ten most eurosceptic and europhile, the next 20 and then 40 on either side and the 48 which fall in the median range.

The euroscepticism of various areas partly correlates with lower income (we see this effect in our national polling where higher social grades are more clearly in favour of remaining in the EU), but euroscepticism also has strongholds in the more wealthy, Tory shires. 

Apart from in Scotland (all europhile and one mixed), parts of Wales and London many of the europhile areas are university towns with lower median ages – Liverpool, Manchester, York and Bristol. And support for remaining in the EU almost always is concentrated in geographically smaller, urban areas.


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