The UK will return to the ballot boxes next Thursday three years ahead of schedule for a snap General Election, called for by Prime Minister, Theresa May. Having taken over from David Cameron in 2016, this is May’s chance to secure a broader national endorsement and an allegedly stronger mandate in EU negotiations. While the Conservative Party is still on track to win the popular vote, the Labour party is closing the gap, meaning May’s desired landslide looks increasingly unlikely.
Corbyn, a man whose prospect of leading his party to a victory could not have looked more unlikely, is now within four points of the majority, our poll shows. The Conservative Party’s lead has been cut from twelve points just three weeks ago. We’ll see how May’s strategy of attacking Corbyn’s record and positioning herself as best suited to negotiate Brexit plays out next Thursday as voters decide on the best path forward for the United Kingdom.