UK opinion polls tracker: Tories on course to win with their biggest majority since Thatcher

Harriet Brewis
The latest polling average shows the Tories have maintained a 10-point lead

The Tories are on course to win the general election with a comfortable majority, polls suggest with just three days to go until voting takes place.

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has maintained a 10-point lead over its nearest rivals, according to an average of opinion surveys from the last seven days.

The poll of polls, compiled by the Press Association, puts the Tories on 43 per cent, Labour on 33 and the Lib Dems lagging behind on 13.

This marks more than a week of the Tories enjoying a strong average lead of 10, with the Brexit Party and the Greens still tied down at three per cent.

If these polls are to be believed, the Tories will win close to 350 seats in Thursday’s vote.

The 40-50 seat majority these figures imply would grow the Conservatives into their biggest parliamentary party since 1987 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, according to election expert Sir John Curtis.

It comes as Mr Johnson embarks on tour of marginal seats in Labour’s northern heartlands, in a bid to convince Leave voters that Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit position is akin to a “great betrayal”.

The Prime Minister will spend the three days before polls open targeting voters in traditional Labour strongholds, which his party views as key to securing a Conservative majority.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn will make a last-ditch effort to deny the Tories a majority by promising Brits more “money in your pocket” under a Labour government.

The party leader will focus on the NHS and voters’ finances in the final crucial days of campaigning, amid concerns he has overpromised with a blizzard of big announcements during the six-week election campaign.

The shadow chancellor John McDonnell will give a speech in London today, in which he will pledge to end austerity in his first budget.

He will set out a Labour government’s priorities in its first 100 days in office – including boosting spending on public services, and kickstarting a green industrial revolution.

It follows the results of the latest Opinum poll which suggest Labour have won back some pro-Remain voters who had drifted to the Lib Dems.

However, when 2,003 Brits were asked who would be the best prime minister, Mr Johnson stood strong at 37 per cent, with the Labour leader sitting at 21.

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