May 31, 2017 / 6:12 PM / 4 months ago

Conservatives lead Labour by six points ahead of June election - the Sun

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a Q&A at Cross Manufacturing Company in Odd Down in Bath, Britain, May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool

(Reuters) - Ahead of Britain’s June 8 election, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has a 6 percentage point lead over opposition Labour Party, a SurveyMonkey poll for the Sun showed on Wednesday.

The poll, which has a margin of error of 1.5 points, was conducted among nearly 19,000 voters over the past week, the newspaper said.

The SurveyMonkey poll put the Tories on 44 percent and Labour on 38 percent while the Liberal Democrats were on 6 percent and the UK Independence Party 4 percent.

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Catherine Evans

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