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UK Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour - YouGov poll
May 13, 2017 / 8:59 PM / 4 months ago

UK Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour - YouGov poll

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the London Somalia Conference' at Lancaster House, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jack Hill/Pool/File photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has an 18 point lead over the main opposition Labour Party ahead of a June 8 national election, according to an opinion poll conducted by YouGov for the Sunday Times

The Conservatives were at 49 percent, up 3 percent from YouGov’s previous poll, against Labour’s 31 percent, up 1 percent.

The poll put the centrist Liberal Democrats on 9 percent, and the anti-European Union UK Independence Party at 3 percent, both down 4 percent.

Details of numbers surveyed were not immediately available.

Reporting by James Davey; editing by David Clarke

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