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General election 2017 UK opinion polls – will Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn win? | Politics | News

Campaigning for the 2017 general election is now underway with  and Jeremy Corbyn both launching their bids to become Prime Minister.

Britain will go to the polls on June 8 after Parliament voted 522 to 13 in favour of Mrs May’s call for an early election

The Prime Minister brought the vote forward from May 2020 to bring unity and stability to Westminster ahead of .

“At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division,” she said.

“The country is coming together, but Westminster is not.”

With just seven weeks to go until election day, here is a look at the latest opinion polls.

Latest UK election polls

The latest YouGov opinion poll puts the  on 48 per cent support – four more than last week and double that of , who languish on 24 points..

Jeremy Corbyn’s party languishes on 24 per cent, gaining one point from the last poll. 

The Liberal Democrats remain on 12 per cent, with Ukip on seven per cent – down from 10 per cent last week.

When asked who they thought would make the best Prime Minister, 54 per cent backed Theresa May, with just 15 per cent saying that  would make the best leader. Thirty-one per cent said that they didn’t know.

The Conservatives could win 381 parliamentary seats, gaining 51 seats and giving it a majority of 112, according analysis from Electoral Calculus.

Founder Martin Baxter predicts that Labour will win 182 seats, a loss of 47 seats. 

The Liberal Democrats could win eight seats (a loss of one), the Green Party could hold its single seat and SNP could add two seats to total 56. Mr Baxter predicts that Ukip will remain without any parliamentary presence after its only MP Douglas Carswell quit.

The first poll taken after Mrs May’s announcement put the Conservatives on 32 per cent, giving Mrs May a 13 point lead on Labour, who polled 19 per cent.

The poll, by ICM for The Guardian, predicted that the Liberal Democrats will win eight per cent of the vote, with Ukip just behind on seven per cent.

The Green Party are on track to win four per cent of the vote, with the SNP set to claim three per cent.

A massive 21 per cent said that they were unsure, meaning that the actual results could differ massively. Just three per cent said that they would not vote, indicating that turn-out should be high.

Express.co.uk is running an exclusive poll to find our how our readers will vote in the general election, which you can take part in below.

Latest UK election odds

The Conservatives are odds-on favourite to win an overall majority at the general election, with odds of 2/13 at Betfair.

The bookmaker also offered 1/9 odds that Mrs May’s party will win the most seats.

Betfair Spokesperson, Naomi Totten said: “The Conservatives had already been the clear favourite to win both Most Seats and an Overall Majority in the next General Election and their odds have further shortened and…

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