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West Suffolk District Council Merger Survey

Survey of adults living in the St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath District council areas, on behalf of the two councils, on their views towards the proposals to create a new single District-level Council for both areas.

  • Half (50%) of adults in West Suffolk say they have heard of the proposal to create a new single District-level Council for West Suffolk.
  • When provided with brief information about the proposal, a majority of local adults say they are favourable towards it – more than three times the proportion who say they are unfavourable (65% v 19%).

Date Published: 10/10/2017

Categories: Politics | Public and communities | Public Sector | Social | UK

Client: West Suffolk (St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath District Councils)


ComRes interviewed 1,001 adults aged 18+ living in West Suffolk by telephone between June 30th and July 24th 2017. 400 interviews were conducted in Forest Heath District Council area and 600 in St Edmundsbury Borough Council area. All respondents lived in and were eligible to vote in elections in either Forest Heath District Council or St Edmundsbury Borough Council areas. Data have been weighted to be representative of all adults across West Suffolk living in Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough Council areas by age, gender, social grade, ward, ethnicity and council area.

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