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Conservatives extend lead in ORB poll ahead of national election

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and West Midlands Mayor Andy Street (unseen) tour the UTC Aerospace Systems factory during a campaign visit on May 6, 2017 in Wolverhampton. REUTERS/Jack Taylor/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has extended its lead slightly over the main opposition Labour party in the past week, according to an ORB opinion poll on Saturday.

The Conservatives were on 46 percent, up four points from last week’s ORB poll, while Labour was unchanged on 31 percent ahead of a June 8 national election, the poll said.

The online poll of 1,552 people was conducted on May 3 and 4. The results of Thursday’s local elections, in which the Conservatives made big gains, were announced on May 5.

Reporting by Stephen Addison; Editing by Angus MacSwan