UK Conservative Party Poll Lead Over Labour Plummets Days Ahead of Local Elections

The survey comes as Boris Johnson is embroiled in scandals around former UK Prime Minister David Cameron lobbying the current British government of behalf of the private finance firm Greensill Capital as well as claims that a donor initially covered the costs of Johnson’s private flat on Downing Street.

With time already ticking for the 6 May local elections in the UK, a fresh poll has shown the Conservative Party’s lead over Labour has drastically plummeted from 11 to just 5 points.

The survey conducted by the pollster Opinium for The Observer indicated that at least 42% of respondents now have a favourable view of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party compared with 36%, who laud the party led by Sir Keir Starmer.

The poll also found that Johnson’s net favourability is -6 versus the Labour leader’s +8.

A separate poll carried out by Focaldata for The Sunday Times put the two parties even closer as the Tories gained 40% of support compared to Labour’s 39%.

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