British PM May's Conservatives open up record lead: ICM poll

British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses supporters at an election campaign rally on May 1, 2017 in Mawdesley Village Hall near Ormskirk, England.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has opened up a 22-point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of a June 8 national election, an ICM opinion poll for the Guardian newspaper showed on Monday.

The survey put the Conservatives on 49 percent, up two points from the previous ICM/Guardian poll last week, with Labour down one point at 27 percent.

The Conservative lead is the biggest on record for any British election survey conducted by ICM, the pollster said.

The centrist Liberal Democrat Party was on 9 percent, up one point, while the anti-European Union UK Independence Party fell two points to 6 percent.

ICM interviewed 2,038 adults online between May 5 and 7.

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