Poll dive hits British Prime Minister's election battle

04 June, 2017, 05:43 | Author: Darnell Patrick
  • Odds on Labour Winning the UK General Election are Dropping!

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party risks falling short of winning an overall majority of seats in parliament in a national election on 8 June, The Times newspaper said on Tuesday, quoting research by polling firm YouGov.

Labour is projected to gain about 30 seats if the poll is proved right and the Conservatives would lose their overall majority.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour party has nearly halved to eight points in the space of a week, an opinion poll from Panelbase showed today.

According to some expert estimates, the Conservatives could take as much as 56 seats from the official opposition party, which should give them a 200-seat lead, owing to Ukip's collapse in popular support in the previous weeks.

"Theresa May called this election with the aim of increasing the size of the Tory majority, so to actually lose their majority would be a monumental disaster", said Betfair spokespersonKatie Baylis.

If this were to be the voting outcome, the Conservative party would rule with a minority government.

The Conservative Party say the next five years will be the most challenging that Britain has faced since the war, as Brexit will define Britain's place in the world, its economic security and its future prosperity.

What do YouGov's figures show?

Sterling weakened against the United States dollar after The Times report on Tuesday.


It also makes the prospect of a coalition between Labour, the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) and Liberal Democrats a realistic possibility, for the first time in this election campaign.

An ICM poll for the Guardian showed May with a 12-point lead - enough for a big majority of around 100 but down two points from last week and a far cry from the record 22-point lead earlier this month.

"Under-30s love Corbyn but they don't care enough to get off their lazy arses to vote for him", the candidate said.

May sent Home Secretary Amber Rudd to speak on her behalf at a seven-way BBC TV debate on Wednesday night, even though Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had thrown down a challenge by deciding to attend at the last minute. May was interior minister from 2010 to 2016.

May had ruled out any face-to-face debates during the campaign and Corbyn had followed suit, before changing his stance.

And Corbyn has been seizing the moment, making a last-minute decision to participate in a debate with other party leaders.

On Wednesday Mrs May said she preferred "taking questions and meeting people" on the campaign trail rather than "squabbling" with other politicians.

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley told the Press Association: "If we learned anything form the past two years it is that you can't predict what's going to happen".

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