A new poll shows that most MPs support the change in law to allow assisted dying in Britain.

  • In two years, the number supporting has soared from 35 per cent to 58 per cent
  • A majority of younger MPs favor a rewrite of the right to death legislation 
  • Campaign group My Death, My Decision commissioned the YouGov poll.

According to a poll, a majority support amending the law to allow assisted death in Britain for the very first time.

In just two years, support for terminally ill people with less than six month to live has increased from 35% to 58%.

More controversially, 45 per cent of the MPs surveyed by YouGov believe there should also be a broader change in the law to include those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. 

Only 16 percent of MPs stated that they would support a change in 2019 for people with incurable diseases.

For the first time, a majority of MPs back changing the law to enable assisted dying in Britain, according to a poll

According to a poll, a majority support the change in law to allow assisted death in Britain for the very first time.

The cause of the dramatic shift in sentiment can been traced back to the last elections, when 140 MPs were elected for the first-time. 

There were 312 individuals under the age 50, and the average age for the Commons is 52.

Younger MPs overwhelmingly favour an overhaul of the right to die legislation, with 86 per cent backing assisted dying for people with six months to live, and 69 per cent wanting similar rights for those with Alzheimer’s. 

Red Wall seats Tory MPs also have strong support.

Ben Bradley, 31, Tory MP for Mansfield, said: ‘I support the change. Before he died, I watched my grandad spend months in hospital. 

‘You wouldn’t put a dog through that, never mind a human.’

Individuals convicted of helping another person commit suicide or attempted suicide can be sentenced to up to 14 years in prison.

Last week, a backbench bill to allow assisted dying was approved by the Lords. 

In only two years, the number supporting the right for the terminally ill with less than six months to live to be allowed help to end their life has soared from 35 per cent to 58 per cent

In just two years, the number of people supporting the right for terminally ill patients with less than six months left to live to receive help to end their lives has risen from 35% to 58%

Baroness Meacher (crossbencher and chairman of Dignity in Dying campaign group), proposed that only terminally ill patients who have full mental capacity and are not expected to live for more than six months would be eligible to apply to assisted death.

Downing Street suggested that Tory MPs will get a free vote when the Commons comes to an agreement.

My Death, My Decision, which advocates for legalized assisted dying for terminally ill and those suffering from incurable illnesses, commissioned the YouGov poll. 

It surveyed 103 MPs. Trevor Moore, its chairman, said: ‘The law prohibiting assisted dying has been way out of step with public opinion for decades.’