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Tories open up 19-point poll lead

The Conservatives have opened up a 19-point lead over Labour.

The latest poll comes as Boris Johnson launches his party’s manifesto – a position that worries some Conservatives MPs.

At the last general election, the Tories had a similar lead until then Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her manifesto.

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Support drained away and Mrs May lost her grip on the Commons.

The Tory vote, according to an Observer poll, has the party on 47%.

Labour is on 28% and the Liberal Democrats have slipped to 12%.

The Brexit Party under Nigel Farage has seen its figures drop to a mere 3%.

It’s believed Tory strategists will concentrate on delivering a “safe” manifesto – one that ticks the right boxes without scaring the voters.

Boris Johnson will try to deliver a stripped-down manifesto that focuses on extra funding and the party’s main pledge to “get Brexit done”.

 

 

 

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