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Second poll shows young gay people heading to the Tories

PinkNews Staff Writer March 19, 2010
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Another poll has suggested that younger gay people will vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming general election.

A survey by social networking website, whose readers are male and predominantly aged between 18 and 30, found that 31 per cent say they will vote Tory, compared to 27 per cent for Labour.

Last week, a poll found that readers who were too young to vote five years ago were most likely to vote Conservative.

These readers are not old enough to remember a Tory government, although most will have experienced Section 28, which banned the “promotion” of homosexuality in schools.

Our poll found that less than 20 per cent of readers voted Tory in the last election in 2005. However, for all readers, we found that Labour was the top choice at 28 per cent, with the Tories on 25 per cent.

The latest survey, of 2,738 people, found that seven per cent said they would vote for the British National Party. Members of the party have made deeply homophobic statements in the past.

The Lib Dems trailed behind Labour and the Conservatives with 19 per cent.

UKIP got four per cent of the vote, just behind the Green Party, which won the support of five per cent of respondents.

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