Tenants more likely to vote Yes says poll


RENTERS in Scotland’s cities are saying Yes to Independence, according to a new survey.

A firm of letting agents quizzed their tenants on the vote and discovered that 58% intended to vote Yes.

Citylets polled 500 people who rent properties in Scotland’s four biggest cities – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.

This majority support for independence varied between regions. Glasgow and Aberdeen renters are most likely to place a Yes vote at 65% each.

Edinburgh residents are the least likely to back independence at 55%.

Commenting on the findings Thomas Ashdown, Citylets MD, said: “This basic survey suggests support for independence amongst renters is higher than average.”

He added: “The private rental sector has a young demographic profile which, according to more sophisticated polls, has an above average support for independence;

“The overwhelming majority of renters would ideally like to own their property and the majority of yes voters seem to believe independence will help them get onto the property ladder.”

The survey revealed that more than 80% of renters would like to own their own home. Around 2/3rds of those voting Yes believe their prospects of home ownership would be better and more than 2/3s of those voting No believe prospects would be worse.