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UK PM May's Conservatives on 46 percent, Labour on 34 percent ahead of election: Orb poll
May 20, 2017 / 1:37 PM / in 5 months

UK PM May's Conservatives on 46 percent, Labour on 34 percent ahead of election: Orb poll

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have retained their lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of the June 8 election, but with Labour gaining ground, an Orb poll published by the Telegraph showed on Saturday.

Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May delivers a stump speech at Netherton Conservative Club during the Conservative Party's election campaign, in Dudley April 22, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/Pool

The poll showed the Conservatives with 46 percent, the same level of support versus one week ago, while Labour rose to 34 percent, up 2 percentage points, the Telegraph said.

The Liberal Democrats fell 1 point to 7 percent while the UK Independence Party gained 1 point to 7 percent.

The poll was conducted between May 17 and 18, but the size of the sample was not given.

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; Editing by Alison Williams

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