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Conservatives surge into the lead in the opinion polls

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 13, 2014

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THE Conservatives have surged into a lead in the opinion polls for the first time in two years.

David Cameron's party is now two points ahead of Labour.

It is a major boost for the Prime Minister who spent the day on the campaign trail with Boris Johnson in Harrow yesterday.

According to a new survey by Lord Ashcroft Polls, 34 per cent of people say they will back the Tories at the next general election, with 32 per cent supporting Labour.

Ukip is backed by 15 per cent, with the Lib Dems on just 9 per cent.

A separate poll for the Guardian found 33 per cent of voters now back the Tories - two points ahead of Labour on 31 per cent.

According to the Guardian/ICM survey, support for Labour has dropped by six points since April - its lowest since June 2010 after Gordon Brown lost the election.

Nigel Farage's Ukip is on 15 per cent - with the Lib Dems on just 13 per cent.

London Mayor Boris Johnson is visiting the county today.

He will meet Conservative candidates in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stonehouse ahead of next week's elections.

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  • 8589brian  |  May 19 2014, 8:58PM

    Tory misery must be stamped out because all they care about is making money for the already wealthy...can't wait to see the back of that party of crooks.

  • Douglasknows  |  May 15 2014, 12:00PM

    I just hope the tories are voted in for another term so they can carry on the good work they are doing. Problem is, people have short memories!

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  • RoadWombat  |  May 13 2014, 10:40PM

    It really matters not how many seats UKIP get, either in the EU elections or the parliamentaries. Without having a single MP they are changing the face of British politics and making Westminster more ready to listen to public opinion. Many hitherto taboo subjects of great concern to many are now on the agenda and being discussed. That has to be good! Spinnerjim is right - the shock to the main parties is only just beginning.

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  • spinnerjim  |  May 13 2014, 5:25PM

    The truth is UKIP are going to shock the main parties and I believe they will.

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  • JemmyWood  |  May 13 2014, 4:20PM

    Oh look... Any anti-tory comments, loads of red thumbs... It was if the Heythrop Hunt were about to descend on Gloucester again to do the leg work for their 'pet MP' Dick Graham and were starting with the Citizen.

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  • maurice1941  |  May 13 2014, 3:57PM

    I agree with with Sandra this is a tory poll and is bias the bookies is best bet never wrong Labour to win Glos a lot of people have found out about richard graham not liked very much oh look my pic is in citizen again opening a takaway

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  • Mike_Smith_Gl  |  May 13 2014, 12:01PM

    Well, I've got a tenner on Luke to win Gloucester at 33-1. So I'm working hard to get my £330 next May to supplement my pension!!

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  • JemmyWood  |  May 13 2014, 9:42AM

    I wouldn't call an alleged 2 point lead a 'surge'... But lets get this into perspective... I wonder what the poll would look like if the people of Gloucester did a poll... do you think it would be same results? I think not. The current incumbant MP will not be in place this time next year. Locally, personally I would call it Labour in the lead, followed by UKIP, Tory, then Lib Dem..

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  • Lecorche  |  May 13 2014, 9:18AM

    Does this mean that the voting public now believes the lie of the century "We're all in it together" ?

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  • SandraPee  |  May 13 2014, 8:22AM

    Lord Ashcroft 's survey says................... isn't he a Tory donor and former party chairman ? Not bias then............... !

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