UK Conservatives open up record lead

The survey, published on Monday, put the Conservative Party on 49 per cent.
The survey, published on Monday, put the Conservative Party on 49 per cent.

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 shows.

The survey published on Monday put the Conservatives on 49 per cent, up two points from the previous ICM/Guardian poll last week, with Labour down one point at 27 per cent. 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 nine per cent, up one point, while the anti-European Union UK Independence Party fell two points to six per cent.

ICM interviewed 2038 adults online between May 5 and 7.

AAP.