May 31, 2017 / 9:36 PM / 4 months ago

May's lead narrows to 3 percent points in latest YouGov poll - the Times

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) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has a 3 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of Britain’s June 8 election, the latest YouGov poll for the Times showed on Wednesday.

The YouGov poll put the Conservatives on 42 percent, down one point from a comparable poll released May 27, and Labour on 39 percent, up three points, the Times’ deputy political editor said in a tweet.

The poll was conducted on May 30-31 and put the Liberal Democrats on seven percent and the UK Independence Party on 4 percent.

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese

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