With just one week until polling day, a major survey puts the Tories on 35 per cent of the vote, ahead of Labour on 30 per cent.
The Conservatives have taken a five-point lead over Labour with just one week until the general election, a poll has found. A survey by Ipsos Mori for The Evening Standard puts David Cameron’s party on 35 per cent of the vote, ahead of Labour on 30 per cent. The poll puts Ukip on 10 per cent, with the Liberal Democrats and The Green Party each on 8 per cent of the vote. It will come as a major boost to Mr Cameron, who in recent days has attempted to present a more positive vision for the next five years after criticism of a lacklustre Tory election campaign. Despite the good news for the Conservatives, most experts are still predicting another hung Parliament after the election. With another poll on Wednesday predicting that Labour will be entirely wiped out in Scotland on election day, it raises the prospect of Ed Miliband being reliant on the support of the SNP if he is to enter Downing Street.