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May's Conservatives see lead slip to 17 points - Opinium poll
April 29, 2017 / 4:54 PM / 7 months ago

May's Conservatives see lead slip to 17 points - Opinium poll

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s governing Conservative party has a 17 point lead over Labour, an Opinium poll showed on Saturday, slightly down from last week as support for smaller parties slipped.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an election campaign rally near Aberdeen in Scotland, Britain April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The Conservatives were on 47 percent, up 2 points from last week, while the main opposition Labour Party gained 4 points to 30 percent - still putting the Conservatives on course for a sweeping victory in June’s national election.

Support for the pro-EU Liberal Democrats fell 3 points to 8 percent, and for the eurosceptic UKIP by 2 points to 7 percent.

The poll was conducted on April 25. The number of respondents was not immediately available.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by John Stonestreet

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