Labour £6 billion schools boost most popular election policy with West Midlands readers

Labour £6 billion schools boost most popular election policy with West Midlands readers

Labour’s plans to increase education spending and stop hospital closures have found favour among voters in the West Midlands.

A new survey found 43.1 per cent of respondents in the region agreed with Labour’s plans to boost school budgets by £6bn a year.

That was the most support for any major policy pledge by any of the major parties.

Some 41.4 per cent agreed with Labour’s plans to freeze on hospital closures.

Labour’s education plans even found strong levels of support among people planning to vote for other parties.

Some 68.8 per cent of people saying they plan to vote Lib Dem and 36.4 per cent of would-be Conservative voters agree with the extra schools cash.

Among voters in the West Midlands, the most popular Conservative election promise was recruiting 10,000 more mental health staff.

That was supported by 41.5 per cent of people across the region.

Caps on energy prices (34.4 per cent) and cutting immigration (34.0 per cent) came next.


The Lib Dem’s most popular promise was extra education spending while for the Green party it was scrapping tuition fees.

The study, run in partnership with Google Surveys, was completed online by more than 8,000 people across the regions of England.

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