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UK's Johnson has 16-point lead over Labour before election: Opinium poll

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Conservative party candidate for the Mansfield constituency Ben Bradley campaigns in Mansfield, Britain, November 16, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by Opinium Research on Saturday, ahead of next month’s election.

Support for the Conservatives stood at 44%, up 3% compared with last week, compared with Labour’s 28%, down 1%. The pro-European Union Liberal Democrats were on 14% and the Brexit Party was on 6%.

Opinium surveyed 2,008 people online between Nov. 13 and Nov. 15, after the Brexit Party announced it would not stand in seats held by Conservative members of parliament.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Angus MacSwan