Tories surge to 16-point lead over Labour – poll

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The Conservative Party has seen a surge in support over the past week, according to a poll that gives the party a 16-point lead over Labour.

The poll, carried out by Opinium Research from Wednesday to Friday, showed support for the Conservatives had reached 40%, while the Labour Party commanded 24%.

This is a 3% increase for the Tories on the same poll conducted a week earlier, while the Labour result is unchanged.

The Liberal Democrats had 15% support in the most recent survey, while Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party had 10%.

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Boris Johnson is currently encouraging MPs to back a general election for 12 December.

He needs the support of two-thirds of MPs for an election; however, many opposition politicians are expected to either move against or abstain in a vote scheduled for Monday.

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Tories surge to 16-point lead over Labour – poll

The Conservative Party has seen a surge in support over the past week, according to a poll that gives the party a 16-point lead over Labour. The poll, carried out by Opinium Research from Wednesday to Friday, showed support for the Conservatives had reached 40%, while the Labour Party commanded 24%.

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