Do you approve of the clocks going back?MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

The clocks have gone back an hour – we've left British Summer Time behind and are now back on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) until the spring, when the clocks will jump forward again.

This means relatively more light in the morning but less light in the evening during the winter months.

What time do you think our clocks should run on?

Results

I live in North Scotland (incl Orkney & Shetland Isles) (393 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round160 votes (41%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round54 votes (14%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)136 votes (35%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)28 votes (7%)
I have no preference15 votes (4%)
I live in South Scotland (915 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round372 votes (41%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round151 votes (17%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)292 votes (32%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)44 votes (5%)
I have no preference56 votes (6%)
I live in NW England (incl Isle of Man) (1870 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round1189 votes (64%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round225 votes (12%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)247 votes (13%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)112 votes (6%)
I have no preference97 votes (5%)
I live in NE England (885 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round557 votes (63%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round116 votes (13%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)126 votes (14%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)55 votes (6%)
I have no preference31 votes (4%)
I live in Northern Ireland (246 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round156 votes (63%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round16 votes (7%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)46 votes (19%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)15 votes (6%)
I have no preference13 votes (5%)
I live in Yorkshire & Humberside (1183 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round784 votes (66%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round127 votes (11%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)158 votes (13%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)75 votes (6%)
I have no preference39 votes (3%)
I live in the Midlands (2436 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round1625 votes (67%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round297 votes (12%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)287 votes (12%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)144 votes (6%)
I have no preference83 votes (3%)
I live in Wales (833 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round552 votes (66%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round100 votes (12%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)99 votes (12%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)58 votes (7%)
I have no preference24 votes (3%)
I live in East Anglia (1217 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round851 votes (70%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round134 votes (11%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)149 votes (12%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)47 votes (4%)
I have no preference36 votes (3%)
I live in London & SE England (4341 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round2907 votes (67%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round433 votes (10%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)642 votes (15%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)195 votes (4%)
I have no preference164 votes (4%)
I live in SW England (1966 votes)
Always keep to British Summer Time – so lighter evenings all year round1306 votes (66%)
Always keep it as it is today (GMT) – so lighter mornings all year round232 votes (12%)
Keep switching as we do now (light summer evenings & winter mornings)280 votes (14%)
Switch the clocks the other way (lighter winter evenings & summer mornings)71 votes (4%)
I have no preference77 votes (4%)

                   16,285 votes received.

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