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Election polls latest: Conservatives gain 18-point lead over Labour -General Election news

May 15, 2017 6:26 PM
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Election polls latest: Conservatives gain 18-point lead over Labour -General Election news

THERESA May's Tories are showing no signs of relinquishing their commanding lead over Labour, according to the latest opinion polls.

A Survation poll for Good Morning Britain yesterday gave the Prime Minister's party a thumping 18-point lead over the opposition under Jeremy Corbyn.

The research gave the Tories an expected 48 per cent vote share, up one point from Survation's previous snapshot last week while Labour was unchanged on 30 per cent.

Data showed the NHS was the most important issue for voters, followed by Brexit, the economy and education.

The Tories were also on 48% in the latest ICM poll, down one point from last week.

Labour were up one point to 28%, with the Lib Dems also up one point to 10%. Ukip remained unchanged on 6%.

Survation interviewed 1,016 GB adults over the phone between May 12 and 13 while ICM interviewed 2,030 adults online from May 12 to May 14.

The latest polling in the race for the general election on June 8 was released as Labour was engulfed in a new furious new tax row yesterday.

Mr Corbyn's party were accused of plotting swingeing tax rises yesterday.

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth also confirmed that the top rate of tax would be hiked from 45 per cent to 50 per cent by an incoming Labour government to raise more cash for the NHS.

"We will raise something in the region of £4.5billion form income tax changes," the shadow health secretary said.

And Tory housing minister Gavin Barwell warned that Labour plans for a hike in inheritance tax could hit many ordinary family homes in some parts of the country with higher property prices.

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