UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour

UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour

Labour has climbed to its highest rating since the beginning of the election campaign.

According to the figures, in the polls conducted by Opinium and ORB, the Conservatives still command a hefty lead of between 14 and 15 points.

The Conservatives were at 49 per cent, up three per cent from YouGov's previous poll, against Labour's 31 per cent, up one per cent. It is the smallest number of Ukip candidates to stand in a general election since 1997, and puts the party behind the Greens, who are fielding 468 candidates.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses supporters and members of the media in front of the Conservative party's election campaign bus at an airfield north of Newcastle, May 12, 2017.

Radical pledges such as scrapping tuition fees and renationalising energy companies have since arguably proved popular with the electorate.

Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn leaders have seen a slight improvement in their approval ratings.

And the survey, which covered the period May 5-10, found that Mrs May was the most prominent politician in the week's coverage, featuring in nearly one-third (32.4%) of news items about the election, followed by Mr Corbyn (21.4%).

"If anything, Lib Dem support seems to be being further squeezed".