Labour takes the lead in national opinion polls after Rochester by-election

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27th November 2014 14:02 - Central Government

Lord Ashcroft claims that Labour is 5 points ahead of The Conservatives in national election polls. This comes on the heels of the Rochester and Strood by-elections.

The survey of 1,004 participants polled people from 21st November to the 24th November 2014. The findings showed that during the week the survey was conducted, Labour’s support increased to 32 per cent, which is an increase of 2 points from the previous week’s 30 per cent.

In the same time frame, The Conservatives fell 2 per cent to 27 per cent and the Liberal Democrats fell 2 points to 7 per cent.

After Mark Reckless won the Rochester and Strood election, Ukip’s share of votes rose 2 points to 18 per cent.

Findings from the research showed that although supporters of the Conservative party were more uncertain about what would happen at the next general election, 23 per cent of Labour voters believed that Conservatives would return to office. This figure includes 16 per cent who believed that the Conservatives would get the majority vote.

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