Channel Crossings Survey: Your Responses

In the last survey, we asked you what you thought about the government's handling of the channel migrant crossings, amongst other questions.


We are pleased to have received 10,075 responses, and the results were very interesting to see:


Do you believe that the UK should do more to stop illegal border crossings via the channel?

Yes: 96.5% No: 2.9% Unsure: 0.6%

Who do you blame for illegal border crossings (Please select all that apply)?

UK Government: 6,801 - 67.5% French Government: 7,598 - 75.4% People Traffickers: 6,300 - 62.5% Those Making the Crossing: 4,182 - 41.5% Other: 704 - 7%

Should the UK change the law to speed up the process for deporting illegal immigrants?


Yes: 96.3% No: 3% Unsure: 0.7%


Do you support a ban on re-entry and applying for asylum for those caught entering the UK illegally across the channel, once deported? Yes: 93.2% No: 3.7% Depends on where Fleeing From: 1.8% Maybe: 1.3% Do you believe that the UK does enough to help refugees seeking help?

Yes: 91.5% No: 4.3% Unsure: 4.1%

Do you believe there should be stronger laws to prosecute people traffickers? Yes: 98.6% No: 1% Unsure: 0.4%


How would you rate BORIS JOHNSON's handling of border crossings?


Very Good: 1.5%

Good: 5.6%

Poor: 22.8%

Very Poor: 70.2%


How would you rate PRITI PATEL's handling of border crossings?


Very Good: 2.3%

Good: 7.4%

Poor: 23.6%

Very Poor: 66.7%

Even more interestingly, our responses revealed quite a lot about our respondents. Of course, we will not disclose overly sensitive data, however the following is how respondents chose to define themselves:

Where in the UK do you live?

  • London: 5.7%

  • South East England: 19.1%

  • South West England: 11.6%

  • East of England: 6.8%

  • West Midlands: 8.4%

  • East Midlands: 9.3%

  • Yorkshire: 10.5%

  • North East England: 7.3%

  • North West England: 13.2% 

  • Scotland: 2.9%

  • Wales: 4.5%

  • Northern Ireland: 0.9%

Did you vote Conservative in the 2019 General Election?

Yes: 85.2%

No - I voted Labour: 2.1% No - I voted Brexit Party/UKIP: 7.7% No - I voted Lib Dem: 0.4% No - I voted Green: 0.2% No - I voted Plaid Cymru/SNP: 0.2% No - I voted Independent/Smaller Party's Candidate: 1% No - I didn't vote: 2.4% No - I spoiled my ballot: 0.9%

Member of the Conservative Party?

Yes: 21.9%

No: 78.1% Poll with 10,075 responses, conducted from Wednesday 09th September 2020 to Thursday 17th September 2020.


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To all else, we would like to thank you for contributing to this poll and others. We are already working on the next one - watch this space!

Conservative Progress Team

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