Published On: Fri, Dec 2nd, 2022

Nigel Farage gets huge backing for plans to boot out Remaoner peers and new voting system | Politics | News

An exclusive new poll has revealed that voters in the UK are prepared to accept a massive overhaul of the British establisment in a dramatic equivalent to the Brexit revolution. According to the Redfield and Wilton poll 54 percent of voters want proportional representation to be introduced for the House of Commons while 51 percent believe unelected peers in the House of Lords should be ejected.

The results come in after Richard Tice’s Reform Party announced that it was backing electoral reform to break the stranglehold on the system of the Conservatives and Labour.

The plans originated from the party’s previous incarnation of the Brexit Party when it was led by Nigel Farage who has also taken to social media to call for the change.

It comes as thousands of Tory voters have been switching to Reform who are now at 5 percent in the weekly Techne UK/ tracker poll and up to 9 percent in other polls.

Mr Tice and Mr Farage believe their party can only make a significant breakthrough if the constituency based First Past the Post System which favours the Conservatives and Labour is abolished.

They also wanted unelected peers in the House of Lords, which is dominated by anti-Brexit Remoaners like Lord Adonis who tried to thwart the 2016 referendum result, to replaced with an elected chamber.

According to the Redfield and Wilton poll of 1,500 voters, 54 percent agree with Reform UK that proportional representation needs to be introduced.

The idea is also backed by the Greens and Lib Dems.

Meanwhile, 34 percent want the Lords replaced with an elected chamber or Senate while almost one in five (18 percent) just want it scrapped altogether.

The overall total of 51 percent reflects anger at the left leaning peers who used their Remainer majority to try to thwart Brexit and have tried to block immigration and legal reforms to tackle climate change protesters put forward by the Conservative Government.

The plan to replace the Lords with an elected Chamber has also been backed by Labour and Sir Keir Starmer who announced the new policy earlier this month.

Currently, there are 786 peers in the Lords making it the second-largest legislative chamber in the world behind the Chinese National People’s Congress.

READ MORE: Reform Party rise could be ‘death of Tories’, poll suggests

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