A survey of 151 MPs on health and Brexit
- The majority of MPs overall (54%) are ‘concerned’ about access to medicines for patients after Brexit. Labour MPs are the most concerned (93%).
- Almost two-thirds of MPs (63%) are concerned about recruiting and retaining doctors and nurses after Brexit. This includes 91% of Labour MPs and almost four in ten Conservatives (38%).
- Overall, MPs are less concerned about delivering the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy (44%).
- Nearly six in ten MPs are concerned about research and development of new treatments and medicines (57%) and funding for the NHS (51%).
- Conservative MPs are least concerned about funding for the NHS, with 55% who are not at all concerned about this following Brexit.
Date Published: 18/01/2019
Categories: Health | Policy Makers | Social | UK
ComRes interviewed 151 MPs online and via paper copies between 4th and 31st October 2018. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of the House of Commons by party and region. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.