One fifth of Brits support Nicola Sturgeon's trans law reforms being rolled out across whole of UK

A survey by People Polling for GB News found only one in five, 20 percent, of British adults are in favour of applying the law to the rest of the UK

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Just a fifth of Brits think plans designed to make it easier for Scottish people to legally change their gender should be applied to the rest of the UK.

A survey by People Polling for GB News found only one in five, 20 percent, of British adults are in favour of applying the law to the rest of the UK.

Thirty seven percent oppose the idea, and 23 percent say they would neither support nor oppose.

Among Conservative voters, only 8% support it while 61% oppose applying the law to the rest of the UK, whereas 40% of Labour voters support while 21% oppose.

The ruling in Scotland has already appeared to create a divide between Rishi Sunak and the former Prime Minister Theresa May, who intervened after his threat to block Scotland’s new Gender Recognition Reform law.

The former Prime Minister said her successor needed to think about the “impact it would have on people.”

Sunak confirmed last week that the UK government was assessing the impact of the new legislation
Sunak confirmed last week that the UK government was assessing the impact of the new legislation

Mr Sunak confirmed last week that the UK government was assessing the impact of the new legislation - passed by Holyrood before Christmas - which simplifies the process for trans people to obtain a gender recognition certificate (GRC) by removing the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

Mr Sunak, speaking earlier this month during a visit to a homeless shelter in London, said: “Lots of people have got concerns about this new bill in Scotland, about the impact it will have on women’s and children’s safety.

“So I think it is completely reasonable for the UK government to have a look at it, understand what the consequences are for women and children’s safety in the rest of the UK, and then decide on what the appropriate course of action is.”

But Ms May said she was disappointed that similar changes to gender recognition laws were not being considered in England.

*About the survey:

Population Sampled: All adults (18+) in Great Britain

Sample Size: 1,169

PeoplePolling is a member of the British Polling Council (BPC) and abides by its rules.