Last night Anna Soubry must have been taking maths lessons from Dianne Abbot. Soubry claims that the 2016 referendum result is invalid because 63% of eligible voters DID NOT vote for Leave in the vote.
— Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) March 5, 2019
Of course what Anna is saying isn’t necessarily incorrect:
Voted Remain: 16,141,241
Voted Leave: 17,410,742
Total Electorate: 46,500,001
Didn’t Vote: 12,927,001
Voted Remain + Didn’t Vote For Leave = 29,068,242 (or 63%)
On that note, lets look at the 2017 Broxtowe Election of Anna Soubry herself:
Voted for Anna Soubry (Consrvative): 25,983
Voted for Greg Marshall (Labour): 25120
Voted for Other (Lib Dem, UKIP etc): 4405
Didnt Vote: 18,385
Voted for Soubry: 25,983
Didnt Vote for Soubry: 47,910 (or 65%)
So Anna, let’s do the honourable thing and have a respectful, binding ‘Peoples Vote” in Broxtowe considering using your dodgy maths, 65% of your constituency didn’t vote for you?