April 25, 2015 / 5:18 PM / 3 years ago

UK Conservatives' lead narrows to 1 point over Labour in Opinium poll

LONDON (Reuters) - David Cameron’s Conservative Party saw its lead in an opinion poll narrow on Saturday, with a survey for the Observer newspaper giving it a 1 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of the May 7 election.

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a campaign visit in Frinton-on-Sea, Britain April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The poll by market research company Opinium put the Conservatives on 34 percent, with support for Labour at 33 percent. The same pollster put the Conservative lead at 4 points last week.

With less than two weeks to go before the May 7 election, most opinion polls have shown voters fairly evenly split between Britain’s two main political parties, meaning neither is likely to win enough seats to hold a clear parliamentary majority.

The poll put support for the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) at 13 percent, while support for the Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in the coalition, was at 9 percent. The Greens were on 6 percent.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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