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Six in ten of UK public are concerned about rise of far right parties in Europe

by LLB political Reporter
1st Jul 24 7:46 am

Just under two thirds (62%) of the UK public say that they’re concerned about the rise of far right parties in Europe, ahead of the first round of French parliamentary elections where Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party is expected to make significant gains. One in four (25%) say they are not concerned, while 13% say they don’t know.

According to new research from Savanta, there is a broad consensus across most major political party supporters that the rise of the far right is a concern, including for Labour (71%), Liberal Democrat (74%) and Conservative (62%) voters.

However, Reform UK voters are more likely to say they are not concerned (57%) about the rise of the European far right in Europe than to say they are concerned (32%).

Over 65’s are the most likely age group (66%) to say are concerned about rise of far right across Europe.

Chris Hopkins, Political Research Director at Savanta said, “The UK election is taking place amid huge geopolitical instability, and voters have noticed. The UK’s next PM will be elected while one of its closest allies is likely to see a historic victory for a far right party, bringing many challenges.”

It is notable that the only political party whose voters seem unconcerned by the rise of the far right across Europe is Reform UK, as they continue to battle multiple allegations of racism among their supporters.

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