Best Party On Key Issues: Trade Unions/Strikes/Industrial Relations

Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem.

Q I am going to read out a list of problems facing Britain today. I would like you to tell me whether you think the Conservative party, the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats has the best policies on each problem. Base: c. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+

Base: All mentioning issue as important

  Con Lab Lib Dem None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Trade Unions"
21-24 July 1995 22 56 5 18 +34
22-25 March 1996 25 53 4 18 +28
23-28 July 1996 23 54 2 21 +31
21-24 February 1997 27 43 2 27 +16
8 April 1997 22 57 2 17 +35
21-24 May 1998 22 49 6 23 +27
23-26 July 1999 18 54 6 20 +36
20-25 January 2000 13 55 0 25 +42
20-24 July 2000 17 40 11 32 +23
15-20 February 2001 2 81 0 7 +79
11-16 September 2003 14 44 8 31 +30
10-14 September 2004 23 19 25 33 -4

 

Base: All

  Con Lab Lib Dem+ None / Don't know Lab Lead
  % % % % %
"Strikes/industrial relations"
25-26 October 1977** 30 39 3 27 +9
"Industrial relations"
12-13 April 1978 25 45 3 25 +20
"Strikes/industrial relations"
14 August 1978** 32 41 3 24 +9
"Trade Unions/Industrial disputes"
30 January - 1 February 1979 39 26 3 32 -13
"Strikes & Industrial disputes"
1-2 April 1979** 40 22 4 23 -18
"Industrial relations/strikes"
4-6 April 1979 35 36 3 26 +1
17-19 April 1979 37 40 2 20 +3
24-26 April 1979 35 44 3 18 +9
4-6 May 1979 39 41 3 17 +2
"Strikes/industrial relations"
21-25 February 1980 33 37 4 25 +4
"Industrial relations/strikes"
10-17 April 1980 41 39 5 16 -2
"Trade Unions/industrial relations"
August 1982 29 32 8 30 +3
"Industrial relations/strikes"
17-18 May 1983 36 36 10 18 0
24-25 May 1983 37 36 13 14 -1
1-3 June 1983 38 34 14 12 -4
28 October 1985 34 30 13 23 -4
"Trade Unions"
12-14 May 1987 36 36 8 19 0
20-21 May 1987 39 37 8 16 -2
27-28 May 1987 40 37 8 16 -3
3-4 June 1987 41 38 11 10 -3
30 March 1992 35 38 8 19 +3
15-20 September 1993 18 46 6 30 +28
19-23 May 1994 17 54 7 22 +37
21-24 July 1995 17 47 3 32 +30
22-25 March 1996 18 45 4 33 +27
23-28 July 1996 18 43 3 36 +25
21-24 February 1997 22 44 3 30 +22
8 April 1997 21 39 3 36 +18
21-24 May 1998 14 42 3 40 +28
23-26 July 1999 15 42 5 36 +27
20-25 January 2000 13 41 3 43 +28
20-24 July 2000 15 37 4 44 +22
15-20 February 2001 11 40 2 45 +29
21-26 February 2002 15 34 5 45 +19
11-16 September 2003 15 34 5 45 +19
10-14 September 2004 15 25 6 53 +10

+ Liberal to 1980, Liberal-SDP Alliance 1982-7 **"None" was not recorded as a separate option in this survey

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