UK Conservatives hold 19 point lead over Labour in new poll

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives are holding a 19 percentage point lead over the Labour Party ahead of a June election, according to a new poll.  

Research group Opinium published the result of the online poll on Saturday, a day after May said the result of the country’s upcoming national election is “not certain.”

About 45 percent of voters said they would vote for the Conservative Party, which is up 7 percent on last week, while support for Labour stood at 26 percent, 3 percentage points down, according to the poll of 2,003 voters.

The pro-Brexit UK Independence Party (UKIP) gained 9 percent of voter support, which is 5 points down from the last week. The Liberal Democrats climbed up 4 points to 11 percent.

In a surprise move on Tuesday, May called a snap election to be held in June in order to bolster her position before going into two years of negotiations with the European Union about Britain’s departure from the bloc.


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