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Labour loses IFA votes

Only 5 per cent of IFAs would vote for Labour if a general election was held tomorrow.

A YouGov/Money Marketing survey of 316 advisers shows 58 per cent would vote Conservative with the LibDems second on 9 per cent while the Scottish National Party tie at 5 per cent with Labour.

Informed Choice joint managing director Martin Bamford says: “This does not surprise me. The Government’s financial proposals have been ill thought out. They have introduced a lot of unnecessary red tape and rules that have made life hard for advisers and their clients. The focus is going to be on their economic track record which is getting beyond a joke. People are ready for a change and I think the Tories are better placed to make these changes.”


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  1. Julian Stevens 2nd July 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Labour loses IFA votes
    I have never voted Labour and never would. The damage done by the Treasury under Gordon Brown’s direction to public confidence in savings, investments, pensions and the whole financial services industry in general is incalculable. The sooner he goes the better.

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