Boris Is In Pole Position

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The Conservative Party holds a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of a parliamentary vote on Monday on whether to hold a snap general election, according to a  poll by Opinum.

The poll was conducted between the 23 and 25 of October.

According to the poll, support for the Conservative Party rose three points since a previous poll eight days ago to stand at 40%, while Labour was unchanged on 24%.

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The pro-European Union Liberal Democrat Party slipped one point to 15% while Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which could challenge the Conservatives for the support of Brexit backers, was on 10%.

Boris Johnson, elected by party members in July to break the deadlock over Brexit, has suggested holding an election on Dec. 12 after he failed to get a Brexit deal through parliament in time for the country to leave the EU on Oct. 31.

House Of Commons will vote on Monday on whether to hold the snap election but most opposition parties have indicated they will either abstain or vote against the move, meaning Johnson is unlikely to secure the support of two-thirds of votes from the House that he requires.

Britain is not due to hold a national election until 2022.

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