Indian-origin voters divided
They also reflect a divided house in line with the wider knife-edge divide in the referendum campaign so far, though a majority are expected to vote against Brexit. A recent British Election study, ahead of the referendum to decide the UK’s future relationship with the European Union (EU), had found that 51.7 per cent of Indian-origin voters are against Brexit, compared to 27.74 per cent in favour of leaving the economic bloc.
However, there was a significant percentage (16.85 per cent) of those who fell into the “Don’t Know” category in the study last month and they are likely to hold the key in the referendum, which remains too close to call even on polling day. The figures are similar across the board among South Asians, with Pakistani-origin voters backing remain 56 to 26 per cent and Bangladeshis 42 to 17.