May 20, 2017 / 4:32 PM / a year ago

UK PM May's Conservatives lead Labour by 13 points: Opinium poll

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party has seen its lead narrow slightly ahead of a June 8 national election but it remains well ahead of its opposition, an Opinium poll showed on Saturday.

Prime Minister Theresa May gives a speech at the Ealing Conservative Association in London, Britain May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The poll conducted on May 16 and 17 showed the Conservatives with 46 percent, down from 47 percent a week earlier, while the Labour Party had 33 percent, up one percentage point.

The Liberal Democrats had 8 percent while the United Kingdom Independence Party and the Scottish National Party both had 5 percent of the vote, all unchanged from the previous poll.

“Although the Tory (Conservative) lead is shrinking, the slow rate of change means that it will be mid-August before Labour close the gap,” said Adam Drummond, head of political polling at Opinium.

The online survey interviewed 2,003 UK adults.

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary, Editing by Paul Sandle

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