UK Conservatives hold 17% lead over Labour, down from 19%

The ruling Conservative party of British Prime Minister Theresa May has a 17 percent lead ahead of the second place Labour party as a snap election scheduled for June approaches.

According to a new poll conducted by research group Opinium on April 25 and published on April 29, Saturday, the Conservatives hold 47 percent of the votes in its bag, while the main opposition Labour Party has 30 percent.

Last week, Conservatives had 45 percent and Labour 26 percent indicating a 19% lead.

Votes for the Liberal Democrats, who wish to remain in the European Union, was down to 8 percent, and the eurosceptic UKIP dropped to 7 percent.

May called for the snap election in a surprise move on April 18, in order to bolster her position before going into two years of negotiations with the EU about the terms of Britain’s departure from the bloc, commonly referred to as Brexit.

The snap election is scheduled for June 8, 2017.

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