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    Over Third of UK Voters Believe Labour Party Most Committed to Tackling Poverty

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    About 30% of UK voters consider the Labour Party to be powerful enough to eradicate poverty in the country, a poll revealed Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over a third of UK voters think that the Labour Party is the most committed to addressing the issue of fighting poverty in the country, a poll revealed Monday.

    According to a poll by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), 36 percent of UK voters said the Labour was most committed to tackling the issue, while the same number of people could not give a definitive answer on the matter. Only 10 percent of respondents said they believed the Conservatives were best at tackling poverty, followed by UKIP (6 percent).  Surprisingly, the country's other two prominent left-of-center parties, the Greens (5 percent) and the Liberal Democrats (4 percent), scored low marks.

    The poll comes as the JRF is set to launch a campaign on Tuesday, following a four-year study, to eradicate poverty in the United Kingdom.

    According to a study issued by the JRF last week, poverty, lower qualifications and living in low-skilled areas were the main reasons for UK voters to support leaving the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. According to the referendum's results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it. According to The Guardian, educational attainment, median income and social class were the strongest indicators of how English residents voted, with less educated, poorer and lower class residents voting to leave the EU. 


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