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LAB Hold Widest Lead Over CON Since 2013 In Latest Poll As Truss Takes Over

UK

The latest poll from YouGov shows the main opposition centre-left Labour Party holding a 15-point lead over incoming PM Liz Truss' centre-right Conservatives. The last time Labour held such a lead in a YouGov poll was February 2013, when the Coalition gov't of former PM David Cameron was in power.

  • Latest Westminster voting intention (31 Aug - 1 Sep): Con: 28% (-3 from 23-24 Aug), Lab: 43% (+4), Lib Dem: 11% (=), Green: 6% (-1), Reform UK: 3% (-2), SNP: 5% (=)
  • With Truss taking over with such low support evident for the governing party and expectations for a difficult winter with rising energy prices there is already speculation as to the potential longevity of Truss' tenure in office should polls into 2023 show a Labour majority as a strong likelihood (as the current numbers do).
  • Next election not due until Dec 2024 at the latest, but May 2024 seen as a more favored time. While unlikely, a snap election in the coming months cannot be ruled out.
  • Should be noted that the fieldwork for this was in late-August/early-September, before the result of the Conservative leadership contest had been announced.
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The latest poll from YouGov shows the main opposition centre-left Labour Party holding a 15-point lead over incoming PM Liz Truss' centre-right Conservatives. The last time Labour held such a lead in a YouGov poll was February 2013, when the Coalition gov't of former PM David Cameron was in power.

  • Latest Westminster voting intention (31 Aug - 1 Sep): Con: 28% (-3 from 23-24 Aug), Lab: 43% (+4), Lib Dem: 11% (=), Green: 6% (-1), Reform UK: 3% (-2), SNP: 5% (=)
  • With Truss taking over with such low support evident for the governing party and expectations for a difficult winter with rising energy prices there is already speculation as to the potential longevity of Truss' tenure in office should polls into 2023 show a Labour majority as a strong likelihood (as the current numbers do).
  • Next election not due until Dec 2024 at the latest, but May 2024 seen as a more favored time. While unlikely, a snap election in the coming months cannot be ruled out.
  • Should be noted that the fieldwork for this was in late-August/early-September, before the result of the Conservative leadership contest had been announced.