Labour’s lead over the Conservative Party stands at 16pts, according to the latest voting intention poll from Savanta.
The poll, conducted over the weekend following Boris Johnson’s questioning in front of the Privileges Committee (24-26 March), puts Labour on 45% of the vote, with no change on the previous week, and the Conservatives on 29%, down two points.
Chris Hopkins, Political Research Director at Savanta said, “This poll represents the fifth in a row with a Labour lead in the mid-high teens. Whether this is down to chance or not remains to be seen, but after many recent polls showing Labour leads of 20+ points, there does seem to be an industry-wide trend of a move, albeit a small one, towards the Conservative Party.
“The big question is whether that matters. Polling aggregators would point to seat models that would still predict Labour majorities of over 100 as a sign that it doesn’t.
“The current trend – if, indeed, it continues – has a long way to go before it begins to really put a Labour majority into jeopardy, and therefore any sense of a Conservative recovery are perhaps a little premature; but every recovery has to start somewhere.”