Daily Mail

Labour’s lead drops back to 11 points

- By Kumail Jaffer Political Reporter

LABOUR’S polling lead over the Conservati­ve Party has dropped to 11 points, its lowest figure since December, according to a survey.

Sir Keir Starmer’s party, which has regularly put up 0-point leads over the Government in recent months, now commands 43 per cent of the vote.

Meanwhile the Tories are up three percentage points to 3 per cent, a

Savanta poll found. Concerns over the Labour leader’s U-turns on his pledges, combined with landmark legislatio­n on immigratio­n, the new Brexit deal laid down by Rishi Sunak and a rebounding economy may have led to a significan­t closing of the gap.

Sir Keir has faced criticism over previous policy U-turns, including struggling to explain a change in stance on his pledges to defend EU free movement and ban the NHS from using private sector capacity.

In January, when Labour enjoyed its largest lead of 1 points over Mr Sunak’s party, just over half of voters who backed Boris Johnson in 019 said they would have voted for the Conservati­ve Party this time around.

But last night’s poll shows that figure has now risen to two-thirds, with the proportion of undecided voters dropping seven points to 11 per cent.

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