Study suggests low funding over many years may have helped make regions more likely to vote Leave
By Joe Watts
Parts of the UK that backed Brexit most strongly are also those that have been most starved of government funding, a report has revealed.
The research, seen by The Independent, suggests low spending in less prosperous areas “drove political disaffection and amenability to Brexit”.
It also indicates that prosperous areas or those enjoying a relatively high level of state support – like London, the South East and Scotland – were most likely to give the EU their backing in the referendum.
The Fabian Society, behind the research, has warned that politicians must form better ways of allocating spending if they are to prevent voters becoming more disillusioned.