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    UK Conservatives Hold 13% Lead Over Labour Ahead of June Parliamentary Elections

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    UK’s Conservatives have a 13-point lead over the Labour party ahead of the next month’s parliamentary elections, a poll out Thursday has revealed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The YouGov/The Times poll, carried out on May 16-17, found that the ruling party of Prime Minister Theresa May is projected to win 45 percent of votes, down 1 point from last week.

    The Labour has gained 2 points and stands at 32 percent, while the Liberal Democrats have lost 3 points to land in third place with 8 points. Support for the right-wing UKIP is up 1 point at 6 percent.

    Last month, Theresa May said she would hold an early parliamentary election at the beginning of June in order to overcome divisions in the parliament and strengthen her hand in talks with the European Union on Brexit.

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