May’s Conservatives hold 19 point lead over Labour - ICM poll

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives took 47% of the vote in the poll, with support for Labour at 28%.

British Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: AFP

LONDON – The governing Conservative Party holds a 19 point lead over Labour, a poll by ICM said on Monday, a commanding advantage just slightly lower than the record lead recorded the previous weekend.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives took 47% of the vote in the poll, with support for Labour at 28%.

Last weekend ICM found a 22% point lead for the Conservatives, a record for the firm. Monday’s poll was the latest in a string of polls to show that Labour was closing the gap slightly.

“A slight fightback is recorded for Labour, but not to the extent identified in a couple of other polls,” Martin Boon, director at ICM, said, adding that a methodological change had also affected the poll.

“Without that, it would have been ‘as you were’.”

The Lib Dems polled at 9% while eurosceptic UKIP had 8% support. ICM surveyed 2,012 adults between 26 and 28 April.