May 27, 2017 / 8:26 PM / 3 months ago

May's lead halves to six percent points - ORB poll

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens to the French President during a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, May 26, 2017.Stephane De Sakutin/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed to 6 percentage points from 12 points a week ago, according to an ORB poll published on Saturday.

Ahead of the June 8 election, ORB put May's Conservatives on 44 percent and Labour on 38 percent. The Liberal Democrats were on 7 percent and the UK Independence Party on 4 percent.

The poll was carried out on May 24-25 after the Manchester attack. For a story on the latest polls:

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden

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