UK’s Labour holds 30-point poll lead over Sunak’s Conservatives

Britain’s opponent Labour Party has risen up its poll lead over Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives to stand 30 points ahead, according to a YouGov poll for the Times newspaper.

The poll, approaching of an election in the last months this year, put Labour on 48% and the governing  Conservatives on 18%, the worst reading for Sunak since he got the opportunity to lead as a prime minister 18 months ago, according to the Times.

The gap between the two parties was the highest since October 2022, when Conservative support collapsed in the weeks after the financial crisis led by the mini-budget of Sunak’s predecessor Liz Truss.

It is the first survey since local and mayoral elections previous week inflicted heavy losses on the Conservatives. A previous YouGov/Times poll, published on May 2, gave Labour a 26 point lead.

Polls have constantly given Labour an around 20-point lead over the Conservatives, ahead of the election which Sunak has said he anticipates to call in the second half of the year.

The Conservatives have been in government, either in coalition or on their own, since 2010, with the tenure hugely marked by the vote to leave the European Union and scandal over the handling of the COVID destruction.The nation has had five various prime ministers in that time.