DESPITE the lurid stories about Prince Andrew, people in Bournemouth still back the monarchy, with the constituency area of Bournemouth West being just that more keen than its eastern counterpart.

A survey of 21,000 people carried out by the publisher UnHerd in association with the pollster FocalData found support for the monarchy was still high across most of the country.

Participants were asked how much they agreed with the statement "I am a strong supporter of the continued reign of the Royal Family".

The responses were then analysed to create a model for each constituency, based on the characteristics of people living there, including age, voting record and employment status.

Of the two constituencies that are in or cross over into Bournemouth, the most pro-monarchy was Bournemouth West – 53 per cent support the monarchy, compared to 22 per cent who don’t, with the rest undecided.

Of these, 28 per cent strongly agree with the statement, while 26 per cent said they simply agree.

The constituencies were ranked based on how many agree versus disagree, with the top ranking being the most pro-monarchist.

Bournemouth West was placed 413th out of 632 constituencies – not including the 18 constituencies in Northern Ireland.

In Bournemouth East 53 per cent of people were pro-Crown, compared to 22 per cent who were not – placing it at 429th nationwide.

Old Bexley and Sidcup, in London, was the most supportive, with both the highest agreement - 68 per cent.

Just three constituencies – Liverpool Riverside, Manchester Central and Glasgow Central – were home to more republicans than royalists.

Suburban and rural areas dominated the top spots, while all of the 10 least monarchist areas were in major cities.

Paul Embery, from UnHerd, said the results demonstrated a widening cultural schism between cities and the rest of the country, which pre-dates the turmoil caused by Brexit.

He said: “Though ostensibly about the Royal Family, the poll results highlight something more profound about our country.

“They illustrate the extent to which we have tipped into a very real cultural war, with competing values and priorities vying for ascendancy.

“Much of our political discourse and debate must now be seen through this prism. We had better get used to it.”