Tory voters are less likely to have been victims of discrimination or abuse than Labour or Lib Dem supporters, a new survey has revealed.
The research shows that while 40% of Tories have experienced sexism, that number rises to almost 60% for Labour voters and 52% for Lib Dems.
Just 28% of Conservative voters say they have been subjected to racism, compared to 37% of Labour backers and almost 30% of Lib Dems.
Yet despite experiencing much less discrimination than supporters of other parties, 95% of Tories believe racism does exist in the UK.
The findings are part of a report from liberal conservative think-tank Bright Blue, which says the reasons behind the differences are “complex”, and not just caused by the “demographic composition” of the parties.
The report reads: “For example, both Conservatives and non-Conservatives have roughly the same proportion of women and disabled people.