May 9, 2010
Almost two-thirds of voters think Gordon Brown should concede defeat in the General Election and clear the way for a new Prime Minister, according to a poll published today.
The YouGov survey for the Sunday Times found that 62% believe Mr Brown should have accepted defeat on Friday after it became clear that Labour was no longer the largest party in the House of Commons, against 28% who said he was right to hang on in case Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are unable to reach agreement on collaboration.
Some 48% of those questioned said the new government should be led by the Conservatives – either in a minority administration or at the head of a coalition – against 31% who preferred a Labour/Lib Dem alliance of some form.
The poll also showed strong support for a shift from first-past-the-post to a more proportional system of voting for Westminster elections.
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