Essential Report

Politicians who resign from their party

Dec 5, 2017

Q. If a politician elected to Parliament resigns from the Party they were a member of at the time of the election, should they be allowed to continue as a member of Parliament or should they be forced to resign?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Should be allowed to continue 24%   24% 27% 24% 23%
Should be forced to resign 51%   51% 55% 39% 61%
Don’t know 25%   25% 18% 36% 17%



A majority (51%) think that politicians who resign from their party should be forced to resign from Parliament and 24% think they should be allowed to continue in Parliament.


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