Poll shows Labour is now far more popular than the Tories
Following a disastrous result for the Tories in the general election, Labour has seen a huge boost in support, according to one of the first post-election polls.
The figures from the Mail on Sunday show that Labour is now the most popular party with 44.8 per cent of the vote, compared to 38.9 per cent for the Conservatives.
The Liberal Democrats trail behind with just 7.3 per cent, according to the poll carried out by survey firm Survation.
Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election backfired spectacularly, with the Tories failing to secure a majority, resulting in a hung parliament.
The Prime Minister is seeking to form a possible coalition with Northern Ireland’s ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Far from the strong and stable government promised by the PM, the chaotic events of the last few days have seen calls for May’s resignation, while her top two advisors have quit in the wake of the result.
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Bookies also slashed odds on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson taking over as PM with the former London Mayor rumoured to be making a bid for the leadership. Johnson dropped out of the last year’s leadership race during the chaos that followed the Brexit referendum.
The Prime Minister has been accused of putting peace in Northern Ireland at risk with the proposed DUP deal. More than 600,000 people have signed a petition to protest against such an agreement.
The unexpected election result appears to have seen a boost in popularity for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party.
With many predicting another general election before the end of the year, the uncertainty caused by this week’s vote could well have a major impact on the next polling day, if the latest surveys are to be believed.