IT is claimed that a survey shows that a majority of people living in Ludlow and south Shropshire want to leave the European Union without a deal.

These are the findings of a survey conducted by Ludlow MP Philip Dunne.

But Mr Dunne, a former Defence and Health Minister, makes it clear that the survey was not scientific and represents only a snapshot of the opinion of those taking part.

Mr Dunne says the initial results from his constituency wide survey undertaken in September show overwhelming support for the Prime Minister.

Fifty-six per cent of those responding said they favoured leaving the EU on WTO terms on October 31. A further 14 per cent said the UK should leave with a deal as soon as possible, while seven per cent said the issue should be resolved by a General Election.

Only 15 per cent said they supported Labour’s policy of a second referendum, and just eight per cent favoured the Liberal Democrat policy of Revoking Article 50 without going back to the people.

Asked who they would prefer as Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson, 75 per cent of those responding picked Mr Johnson, with just seven per cent supporting Mr Corbyn. Eighteen said they were not sure.

When asked if they supported Mr Johnson’s plan to leave the EU by 31st October, 76 per cent did support the PM – compared to 20 per cent who did not, and four who were not sure.

“These preliminary results are from 3,500 people in south Shropshire, giving a fascinating insight into how my constituents currently feel about the state of politics right now,” Mr Dunne said.

“While this is not a scientific poll and is just a snapshot, it is clear the Prime Minister enjoys substantial support in south Shropshire for his plan to get us out of the EU by October 31.”

The survey remains open, so those who have not yet had their say can do so online at”