15 May 2017
The majority of Leavers and Remainers would prefer to see more in-house services run by councils, new polling reveals.
A survey by the campaign group We Own It has highlighted strong support for public ownership across those who voted ‘Leave’ in the EU referendum and those who voted ‘Remain’.
It found 62% of Leavers and 54% of Remainers would prefer to see more in-house services run by councils, and 74% of Leavers and 77% of Remainers want social care to be public.
The results of the survey, published in the campaign group’s manifesto How public ownership can give us real control, also discovered the majority of both groups — 79% of Leavers and 78% of Remainers — want schools to be publicly-owned.
‘Privatisation has failed the British public and people want new solutions for the future,’ said Cat Hobbs, the director of We Own It.
‘Public ownership is perfectly possible, it would save us money and it’s hugely popular across the political spectrum.’
‘We need to rebalance the economy – local and national public ownership can give us real control and improve our lives,’ she added.