April 25, 2015 / 9:12 PM / 3 years ago

Conservatives take 3 point lead over Labour - Survation poll

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party has taken a 3 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday newspaper ahead of the May 7 election.

The Conservative Party campaign bus waits outside a venue in Lincoln, Britain April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The poll put the Conservatives up 3 percentage points on 33 percent, with support for Labour dropping 4 percentage points to 30 percent.

With less than two weeks to go before the May 7 election, most opinion polls have shown voters fairly evenly split between Britain’s two main political parties, meaning neither is likely to win enough seats to hold a clear parliamentary majority.

The poll put support for the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) at 18 percent, while support for the Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in the coalition, was at 9 percent. The Greens were on 4 percent.

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Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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