UK election: Conservatives steady at 40%, Labour up 1 point to 30%: poll

FILE PHOTO: Conservative Party launches the general election campaign in Birmingham
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during an event launching the Conservative Party’s general election campaign in Birmingham, Britain, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

November 8, 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – Support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives was unchanged at 40% while the opposition Labour Party was up one percentage point at 30% after the first days of campaigning for Britain’s Dec. 12 election, a poll by Panelbase showed.

The pro-European Union Liberal Democrats had the support of 15%, up one point, and the Brexit Party was on 8%, down one point, according to the poll published on Friday.

It had a sample size of 1,046 people and was conducted between Nov. 6 and 8, Panelbase said.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by William Schomberg)

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