Conservatives widen lead over Labour despite difficult week – poll

March 18 2017, 6.25pmUpdated: March 19 2017, 12.37am
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The Conservatives have widened their lead over Labour despite suffering their most difficult week since Theresa May entered Downing Street, according to a new opinion poll.

The ComRes survey for the Sunday Mirror and the Independent puts the Tories on 42% – one point up on February and 17 points ahead of Labour who are down one on 25%.

The Liberal Democrats are up one point on 12%, while Ukip are down one on 10%. The SNP on 5% and the Greens on 4% are both unchanged.

The findings come at the end of a week which saw Nicola Sturgeon demand a second Scottish independence referendum, Chancellor Philip Hammond forced into a humiliating Budget U-turn and the Tories hit with a record fine over their election expenses.

:: ComRes interviewed 2,026 GB adults online between March 15 and 17.

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