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Conservatives retain marginal lead over Labour in the polls

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband with parliamentary candidate for North Warwickshire and Bedworth Mike O'Brien as Justine Thornton wife of the Labour Party leader looks on during a visit to the Mayor's Cafe in Bedworth, Warwickshire PICTURE: Chris Radburn/PA
THE Conservatives have retained their lead, but it is down by four points, as the parties enter the final days of campaigning, according to the latest polling by Lord Ashcroft. The final Ashcroft National Poll puts the Tories on 32 per cent with Labour unchanged on 30 per cent. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats are up two points on 11 per cent, UKIP up one on 12 per cent, the Greens are unchanged at 7 per cent and the SNP up one on 5 per cent. A Survation poll for The Mirror also showed the deadlock continuing into the final hours of the campaign. It put Labour on 34 per cent and the Conser[...]
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