June 5, 2017 / 9:27 AM / 3 years ago

Conservatives' lead slips to 11 points - ICM poll

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street after an attack on London Bridge and Borough Market left 7 people dead and dozens injured in London, Britain, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

LONDON (Reuters) - The lead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party over the Labour Party has narrowed slightly to 11 percentage points before the June 8 election, according to an ICM poll published in the Guardian newspaper on Monday.

May’s lead slipped from a lead of 12 percentage points in a previous ICM/Guardian poll published a week ago.

In the new poll, support for the Conservatives stood at 45 percent, unchanged from last week, and Labour was on 34 percent, up one point.

The latest poll was conducted between June 2 and June 4, so some of the responses would have been gathered after an attack by Islamist militants in London on Saturday that killed seven people and injured 48.

The Conservatives’ lead as measured by ICM is wider than in several opinion polls conducted by other firms.

Reporting by William Schomberg, editing by David Milliken

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