November 20, 2019 / 10:04 PM / 23 days ago

UK PM Johnson's lead over Labour grows: Savanta ComRes poll

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with workers during a visit to Wilton Engineering Services, part of a General Election campaign trail stop in Middlesbrough, Britain November 20, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party extended its lead over the opposition Labour Party to 11 points this week, according to an opinion poll published by Savanta ComRes for the Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday.

Ahead of Britain’s election in just over three weeks’ time, support for the Conservatives stood at 42%, up one point from the last poll published on Saturday, while Labour was down two points at 31%.

Support for the pro-European Union Liberal Democrats rose to 15%, up one point, while the Brexit Party was unchanged at 5%.

Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,035 British adults between Nov. 18 and 19.

Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Chris Reese

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