August 23, 2019
Politics

Tories enjoy ‘Boris bounce’ as party surges by 10 points in poll to overtake Labour

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SURGE: The Tories appear to be experiencing a 'Boris bounce' (Pic: GETTY)

Since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, the Conservatives have gained 10 points to stand at 30%, a survey by Deltapoll showed.

That puts them five points ahead of Labour at 25%, with the Liberal Democrats on 18% and the Brexit Party on 14%.

But if Labour was to drop Jeremy Corbyn as leader, the poll in the Mail of the Sunday says the party would shoot into the lead at 34%, with the Tories on 28%, the Brexit Party on 14% and the Lib Dems on 13%.

Meanwhile a Sunday Times also reported a spike for Boris, with the Tories jumping 6pts to 31%, Labour 10 points behind on 21%, the Lib Dems on 20% and the Brexit Party falling to 13%.

The results suggest Boris has won back support from the Brexit Party – which thrashed the major parties in May's European Elections.

They also indicate the recent surge in Lib Dem support has largely come from Remainers who previously backed Corbyn's Labour.

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VICTORY: Nigel Farage's Brexit Party comfortably won May's European elections (Pic: GETTY)

“I want to be the PM who does with Northern Powerhouse Rail what we did with Crossrail in London”

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The poll comes as Mr Johnson set out an eye-catching domestic stall promising a £3.6 billion boost for left-behind towns as he sought to shift the political spotlight from Brexit.

The PM also pledged funding for a major new rail link between Manchester and Leeds, and promised action on housing and crime, despite insisting he was not preparing for a snap autumn election.

Mr Johnson said: "I want to be the PM who does with Northern Powerhouse Rail what we did with Crossrail in London.

"And today I am going to deliver on my commitment to that vision with a pledge to fund the Leeds to Manchester route.

"It will be up to local people and us to come to an agreement on the exact proposal they want – but I have tasked officials to accelerate their work on these plans so that we are ready to do a deal in the autuRead More – Source

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