Conservatives hold significant lead over Labour – poll


Conservative party members stage a demonstration outside the party’s headquarters in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative party has a 15 percentage-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a poll published on Saturday, ahead of a possible national election aimed at breaking the impasse over Brexit.

The Conservatives garnered 37% in the Opinium poll for the centre-left Observer newspaper, while Labour took 22%.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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