Support for Welsh independence hits record low after Scottish referendum

 
Billy Ehrenberg
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After the drama of the Scottish referendum, support for Welsh independence has fallen to its lowest ever level (Source: Getty)

After the drama of the Scottish referendum, support for Welsh independence has fallen to its lowest ever level.

44.7 per cent of Scots votedf for independence, but only three per cent of Welsh people want to be independent.

According to a BBC/ICM poll 49 per cent thought that the Welsh Assembly should have more control while only 26 per cent thought its current situation sufficient.

Two per cent thought the powers vested in the Assembly were too great and should be reduced and 12 per cent were keen on removing it altogether.

The poll also asked the 1,006 telephone respondents who they'd vote for in the general election.

Labour came out top (but down 4 percentage points) with 38 per cent, while the Conservatives were down one pp at 23 per cent. Plaid Cymru also lost one pp, and had 13 per cent of the vote.

The only gainer was UKIP, which could count on 14 per cent of the total. Its support had risen by seven percentage points.

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