Labour lead in YouGov general election poll as younger voters 'more certain'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer
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The first YouGov/Times voting intention poll since Rishi Sunak announced the general election shows the Conservatives at 22% (+1 from the previous poll on 21-22 May), while Labour stands at 44% (-2).

Meanwhile, Reform UK is polling at 14% (+2), the Lib Dems remain steady at 9% (no change) and the Green party has slipped to 6% (-1).

These shifts are all within the margin of error from YouGov's last poll ahead of the July 4 General Election.

However, one significant change noted by the pollster is a five-point rise in the number of people rating their likelihood to vote as a 10 out of 10, increasing from 53% before the election announcement to 58% now.

This includes a substantial 17-point surge in the number of 1824 year olds who say they are certain to vote. In our Tuesday poll, 35% of this age group rated themselves 10/10 for voting certainty, but this figure now stands at 52%.

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