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In a 2014 survey by the United Kingdom’s National Union of Teachers (NUT), an intriguing piece of information arises from an otherwise uninteresting document. The survey (created and cross-examined by YouGov Plc) asked a small yet representative sample of 826 teachers across England and Wales, by region, to complete a survey regarding their confidence in the, at the time (2nd to 9th December 2013), coalition government. Among a number of responses unrelated to this article, there is a particular area of notable interest; in response to a question regarding their voting intentions ‘if there was a general election tomorrow’, 85% said they would use their vote and within this percentage, 12% said they would vote for the Conservative party, 6% said they would vote for the Liberal Democrats (a now small but at the time major centrist political party), 43% would vote for Labour, and 25% said they didn’t know; the article states:
“Excluding the number of ‘don’t knows’: 57% would vote Labour; 16% Conservative and 7% Liberal Democrat.”
As one can easily see, we can state that Labour receives the votes of a large majority of teachers; this is backed up by a more recent YouGov poll from 2015 (18th March-5th April) in which another proportional representation of 742 teachers from England and Wales were asked similar questions…