From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party has extended its lead over the Conservatives to eight points, according to a new poll by Survation. It puts Labour on 45 per cent, with Theresa May’s Conservatives trailing behind on 37 per cent, and the Liberal Democrats under Vince Cable on six per cent.
From The Guardian: In New Zealand the conservative National Party has lost power following their general election, to a coalition led by the New Zealand Labour Party and backed by the Greens.
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From Politics Home: Labour’s poll lead over the Conservatives has risen to its biggest margin since the party went ahead just after the election.
Jeremy Corbyn’s party would scoop up 43% of the vote if a fresh election were held, ahead of the Conservatives on 38% – a lead that would see Mr Corbyn become Prime Minister by a slender margin.
The Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday marks a remarkable turnaround since April, when the Tories were enjoying leads of up to 24 points over Labour.
From The Independent: Jeremy Corbyn has stormed ahead of Theresa May in a new opinion poll just weeks after the Prime Minister failed to win a majority in the latest election.
From Sky News: Former Conservative deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has warned his party that its electoral base is dying off at a rate of 2% a year.
From Daily Telegraph: Labour staged a major upset to take the London seat of Kensington by a hair’s breadth to end the 2017 General Election almost 24 hours after the polls closed.