The most recent Opinium poll for the Observer reveals that there are more than double the number of voters who think a Labour government would be more beneficial for housing compared to the Tories.
According to the survey, Labour has a significant lead over the Conservatives on various topics such as the economy, health, education, environment, immigration, and crime. They are also tied on issues where Labour has historically been at a disadvantage, such as defense.
The information on housing and housing prices is sure to be uplifting for Labour strategists hoping to establish the party as the top choice for housing solutions and a thriving housing market.
During his party’s yearly convention in October, Keir Starmer promised to revive construction in Britain by constructing 1.5 million new homes throughout the country within five years of a Labour government taking office.
If they win the upcoming election, Labour plans to revamp the planning system in order to increase the construction of homes. This may include building new towns and investing in onshore windfarms to promote environmental sustainability.
Opinium surveyed voters about which political party they believed would be most beneficial for “housing/house prices.” Out of those surveyed, 34% chose a Labour government led by Starmer, while only 16% chose the Tories led by Rishi Sunak.
In terms of the economy as a whole, 32% of individuals selected the Labour party, while 26% chose the Tories. For immigration, 30% chose Labour and 22% chose the Tories.
In terms of defence, which has traditionally been a strong point for the Tories and a weakness for Labour, both parties are tied at 26%. When it comes to combatting terrorism, the Tories have a slight lead over Labour with 25%.
Labour’s lead has grown by two points in the last two weeks, putting them at 42% (a 2-point increase), while the Tories remain at 27%.
According to Adam Drummond, the leader of political and social research at Opinium, there is cause for concern for the Conservative Party as there is no sign that they are able to regain the trust of the public regarding their management of important matters. On the other hand, Labour maintains a lead in being perceived as the most capable in dealing with the top five issues facing the country.