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The 650 | 15th May 2017

What we learned from this weekend’s polls: Two party politics is back

The Conservatives maintain a commanding lead, Labour edges past Ed Miliband’s 2015 vote share, the Lib Dems flatline and Ukip’s collapse continues apace.

The Tory lead is holding up…

The more optimistic quarters of Labour’s activist base have taken heart from this weekend’s Opinium poll for the Observer, which had the party at a not unrespectable 32 per cent – higher than the 30.4 per cent Ed Miliband won in 2015. Less heartening, however, is the Tories’ unshakeable lead.


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