Boris Johnson boost as new poll shows steep drop in Starmer support

Boris Johnson’s net favourability is now at six points, an increase of two.  The Tories are now leading in Westminster voting intention with 43 percent of the vote. Labour are second with 36 percent, with the Tories gaining one point and Labour losing one from a fortnight previously.

The Liberal Democrats and Green Party remain at eight percent and four percent respectively.

Compared to the 2019 general election, the Tories are at around the same level.

Labour have increased by four percentage points.

The Liberal Democrats have dropped, having previously been at 11.6 percent.

The Greens have improved from 2.7 percent.

Survation spoke to 2,003 people above the age of 18 in the United Kingdom.

The most recent prediction from Electoral Calculus suggests the Tories would win a 54-seat majority if a general election is held.

The prediction is calculated from an amalgamation of polls from May 5 to May 30, speaking to 10,968 people.

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118 English councils, the Greater London Assembly, seven English regional councils, the London mayoral elections and English and Welsh Police and Crime Commissioner elections were affected.

The 2001 local elections were delayed a month due to the foot and mouth crisis.

Sir Ed Davey said the decision to delay this year’s polls was the “right decision”.

The acting Liberal Democrat leader, however, added it was “not clear” why the delay had been a year instead of until the autumn has recommended by the Electoral Commission.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told the BBC it was important “everyone feels confident they are able to take part”.

He added: “Respecting the annual cycle of local government, postponing them seems to me in the circumstance to be the right thing to do.”

Labour had backed calls for a delay prior to the decision.

Internal research suggested Labour would faced a difficult night if the elections went ahead as normal.

The BBC reported in March, said in the worst-case scenario the party risked losing 315 seats and control of councils in Sheffield, Plymouth, Amber Valley and Harlow.

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