United Kingdom poll: Labour neck-and-neck with Tories

May defended her failure to set out additional details, even though the policy is blamed for reducing the Conservatives' lead in the polls in the past fortnight. However, notes Helen Lewis in the same publication, Corbyn's "benevolent twinkly uncle"-style appearance on BBC's The One Show later that day proved that, unlike May, he can at least do "sofa banter". There were dozens of seats "switching between us and them in key battlegrounds", a senior strategist for the Conservatives told Business Insider.

But after the changes attracted criticism and were dubbed a "dementia tax" by critics, Mrs May performed a u-turn and committed to a cap on the total costs people would face.

Support for the Conservatives now stands at 43 percent, down two percentage points from a week ago, while Labour rose two points to 37 percent. That means that 30 to 40 seats where the result would normally be safe are now in doubt.

Prime Minister Theresa May told supporters in northern England that Britain's vote almost one year ago to leave the European Union bloc will make a wealth of new opportunities available — if voters leave her in charge after the June 8 vote.

And Labour leader Mr Corbyn turned out to be a better campaigner than his critics expected.

However, if the latest polls are wrong - and they have previously underestimated Conservative support - and Ms May wins a sizeable victory, she will axe current finance minister Philip Hammond and replace him with interior minister Amber Rudd, the Daily Telegraph reported.

At 19, Josh Pope is one of the youngest candidates to contest the general election.

When May unveiled her election policies last month, she left open the possibility of higher income taxes by promising only that there would be no rises in value-added tax and dropping a Conservative pledge under Cameron - made in the 2015 election campaign - not to raise income tax, national insurance contributions or VAT. They believe it is normal, between elections when there is nothing at stake, for polls to show wide gaps between the parties. May goes into interviews "armed to the gills with facts and figures, which then come spewing out without the viewer getting much idea of the person behind the politician".

But does giving Labour or Liberal Democrats a clear run at the Tories spell the end of parties like the Greens?

"I'm afraid there is a lesson here about Jeremy Corbyn's psychology and his politics and his naivety, with which he approaches not just the logic of the nuclear deterrent but also the Brexit negotiations".

They seemed to then fall forward, before Mr Gwynne said to Mr Johnson: "Don't be a pillock".

"I wouldn't be surprised if we held onto some southern marginal seats against the Tories but lost some other safe seats with 6,000 vote majorities elsewhere", they said. Pundits predicted she might add 100-200 seats to her side of the House of Commons, and Labour might sink to as few as 150 seats.

There is little difference between potential Conservative and Labour voters with 75% and 76% respectively saying they have definitely decided who they'll vote for.

However, the huge swings in voter intention seen during this campaign appears to have put paid to those expectations. A new Ipsos MORI poll for the London Evening Standard showed the Tory is ahead at just five points, down from the 10 reported in mid-May.

Some, like 45-year-old Tom Glover, are planning to vote for the centrist Liberal Democrats-a minor opposition party that is very pro-European.

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