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UK Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour - YouGov poll
May 13, 2017 / 8:59 PM / 7 months ago

UK Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour - YouGov poll

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

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

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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