May 6, 2017 / 9:37 PM / 2 years ago

Conservatives extend lead by 6 points ahead of June 8 election - YouGov poll

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to speak to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party extended its lead by six percentage points over the main opposition Labour Party in the past week ahead of a June 8 national election, according to a YouGov opinion poll for the Sunday Times.

The Conservatives were at 47 percent against Labour’s 28 percent, the paper said in a limited extract released on Saturday but no further details of comparisons or survey methodology were immediately available.

Reporting by Stephen Addison; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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