UK opinion polls tracker: Tories maintain comfortable lead over Labour as Britain heads to the ballot boxes

Harriet Brewis
The latest poll of polls suggests Boris Johnson is on course to win a comfortable majority: PA Wire/PA Images

The Tories have a nine-point lead over Labour, according to the average of election polls from the last seven days, despite Boris Johnson's warning the race “could not be tighter”.

The Conservative Party enjoyed a steady 10-point advantage for more than a week in the lead up to election day, maintaining 43 per cent of the vote.

The lead dropped by one percentage point yesterday on the eve of the general election, as Labour crept up to 34.

The figures have been compiled by PA media.

The poll of polls as it stands on the morning of December 12 election day (Press Association Images)

They see the Liberal Democrats down at 12 per cent, with the Brexit Party down at three and the Greens alongside them, up one point from two.

It comes as millions of Brits, and in some cases their dogs, head to polling stations across the country, with many admitting they still aren't sure which party to back.

The Daily Telegraph’s Savanta Comres survey said a last-ditch surge in Labour support meant the election had become “too close to call”

Meanwhile, the results of Ipsos MORI’s final election poll pointed to a Conservative victory, despite Labour holding a 26-point lead among 18-34s.

The pollster’s latest survey for the Standard suggests the Prime Minister is on course to secure the biggest Conservative vote share since Margeret Thatcher’s first victory in 1979.

However, it also suggests almost a quarter of voters are continuing to waver on their final decision, with almost 25 per cent of people surveyed saying they might still change their minds.

During his final day of campaigning, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted his party would win “no problem at all”, despite the polls.

“The only poll that matters is the one tomorrow,” he told a young audience in Hackney, east London, adding that Labour’s “message of hope” was being heard by voters.

“We stand at a fork in the road,” he said. “The choice facing you, the people of this country, tomorrow is truly historic.

"The establishment doesn’t want Labour to win. They don’t want a Labour government on the side of the people, shaking up how this country is run."

Mr Johnson concluded his own campaign with a rally in east London, this time in Stratford.

He told the crowds he had a “simple message” for voters – including those who had never ticked the box next to a Tory candidate’s name on the ballot paper before.

“Give me a majority and I will finish what we started – what you instructed us to do – three and a half years ago,” he said. “A great future is there within our grasp, but I need your vote.

“Even if you have never voted Conservative before, this is your chance to be heard and I promise I will not let you down.”