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Labour’s vote share is rising—why?

It is not down to effective leadership, but a return to two-party politics

By Peter Kellner  

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Much of the coverage of the weekend polls has concerned the rise in Labour’s support, to more than 30 per cent. In fact, their more important, potentially historic, message is that Theresa May is on course for the biggest mandate won by any prime minister for half a century. The latest polls give the Conservatives 48 per cent on average, up three points since the PM called the election. If the Tories hold their gains until 8th June, theirs will be the highest vote share…

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