Jeremy Corbyn will not 'realistically' win the election, Labour MP tells constituents
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 12:16
Just days before polls open, May's campaign sent conflicting messages on taxation for top earners, an issue which the Conservatives are sensitive about because the opposition Labour Party casts them as the party of the rich and privileged.
While British pollsters all predict May will win the most seats in Thursday's election, they have given an array of different numbers for how big her win will be, ranging from a landslide victory to a much more slender win without a majority.
ICM boss Martin Boon said: "A lot of polls showing a much narrower gap depend on whether you think young people and 2015 non-voters will actually turn out to vote on this occasion".
May is on track to win 308 seats, 18 short of a 326-seat majority, according to a projection by polling company YouGov on Saturday.
Survation said the Conservatives were on 40 percent and Labour on 39 percent, indicating May's lead has collapsed by 11 percentage points over two weeks and that her majority was now in doubt.
Under pressure after refusing to turn up for a TV debate earlier in the week, May rejected an accusation that she did a U-turn by calling a snap general election, the daily reported.
Labour are estimated to take 261 seats, up from 257 on Friday, increasing the possibility of a hung parliament.
But other polls have not suggested the Conservatives will not get a majority.
However, the considerable narrowing of the Tory lead registered...
He said: "The difference in the polls in this election is easy to understand - it is nearly wholly to do with how pollsters treat turnout". However, given how far the Conservatives were ahead, this appeared to be a contest where the outcome was going to be easy to call.
But May, asked by reporters whether Fallon's comments meant the Conservatives were shifting their position on tax, said there had been no change.
Labour has committed to replacing the Trident missile system in its manifesto, despite Mr Corbyn's anti-nuclear views, and the leader has been reluctant to say whether he would be prepared to authorise a strike if Britain was under attack, if he was PM.