Poll: 66% of voters back cut in UK funds to EU

Two thirds of voters have backed a cut in British contributions to the EU, according to a poll conducted for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror.

In the poll, 66% said UK payments "should be cut rather than frozen" with 12% against and 22% undecided.

A majority (58%) thought Britain should withdraw from the EU altogether "if some EU powers cannot be restored to the UK", including a 53% majority of Labour voters.

Liberal Democrat voters backed that stance by a margin of 39% to 32%.

Asked if the UK should "leave the EU regardless", 43% agreed - with more Tory and Labour supporters backing the policy than not.

Nearly a quarter (23%) of Lib Dem voters agreed, a clear 57% were opposed.

ComRes interviewed 2,024 British adults online between November 14-16.