Opinium says conservatives have highest share of vote since 2017 general election

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to workers during a visit to Wilton Engineering Services, part of a General Election campaign trail stop in Middlesbrough, Britain November 20, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – The British Conservative Party’s lead over the opposition Labour Party has grown to its widest since 2017 with less than three weeks to go before the Dec. 12 election, a poll by Opinium for the Observer newspaper showed on Saturday.

Support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives now stands at 47%, up three points from last week, while Labour remained at 28%. The pro-European Liberal Democrats fell two points to 12%, while the Brexit Party fell to 3%.

“The Brexit Party standing down in all Tory (Conservative)-held seats has given the Conservatives an

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