In a week of arrests and resignations, quieter figures paint an encouraging picture for Labour, whilst Brits give their say on the issues.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the next general election had already been determined. Starmer’s Labour has been ahead of Sunak’s Conservatives for the last 17 months, and the recent local elections have been described for the latter as a “nightmare” and “disastrous”. However, the Conservative Party has injected cautious optimism into its narrative as its fortunes have gradually improved in the polls, whittling the Labour lead down from around 27% in January to 14%, according to the most recent Techne poll.
This week’s poll watch focuses on the Liberal Democrats and their slight but meaningful resurgence in the polls as the cost of living rises.
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Labour’s fortunes seem to be changing positively. In Scotland and London, the party seems reinvigorated – as reinvigorated as Marine Le Pen’s once ailing presidential campaign.
Ukrainian shelling, Spring Statements, and Scottish polling – but not the drastic change you may expect… yet.
Is Boris back on the up? The embattled Prime Minister may be turning a tide with his response to the crisis in Ukraine. Take a read of this week’s poll watch to understand why the teflon politician is bouncing back.