Top election issues for Yorkshire voters revealed as UK heads to the polls

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The most important issues for voters across Yorkshire have been revealed.

Yorkshire Live has been asking readers which key issues matter the most to them ahead of tomorrow’s general election. The survey has eight specific categories including crime, the economy, housing and public transport.

Immigration and the NHS have topped the survey so far, gaining 44 per cent and 22 per cent of the vote respectively. In third place, with 17 per cent of the vote, was the economy.

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There is a considerable gap before the fourth highest ranked issue, which according to our poll was crime, with just nine per cent of the vote. Housing ranked in fourth place followed by conflict in the Middle East.

Public transport and the environment were the lowest-ranked issues for Yorkshire Live readers at the general election. Scroll below to see the percentage votes in full.

Scroll below to take a more in depth look at the issues impacting voters across Yorkshire

Do voters in Yorkshire feel like they have enough money to live on?

The economy was the third most important issue to voters in Yorkshire as they prepare to go to the polls and vote on Thursday, July 4. Almost half (41 per cent) of the respondents to Yorkshire Live’s survey said they do not feel as if they have enough money to live on, compared to 59 per cent of voters who said they do.

Will voters in Yorkshire be changing the way they vote?

57 per cent of voters from across the county said they will be voting for a different political party to the one they have voted for in previous years, while 43 per cent said they were remaining loyal.

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Do voters in Yorkshire fear being a victim of crime in their daily lives?

Despite it only ranking as the fourth most important issue, over half of voters said that they fear being a victim of crime in their daily lives. 52 per cent of respondents answered yes, compared to 48 per cent who said no.

What is the most important public transport issue which needs addressing in Yorkshire?

Public transport ranked as the sixth most important issue to voters across Yorkshire. Asked which area of public transport they thought needed improving the most, 61 per cent of voters said that the roads are the issue which needs addressing the most, followed by the buses in second place (18 per cent) and trains in third (15 per cent).