Conservatives Take 11-Point Poll Lead After Creation Of Brexit Government

The Conservatives have opened up an 11-point lead in the first opinion poll published since Theresa May became Prime Minister and installed a government focused on Brexit. A YouGov poll puts the Conservatives up by a massive 10 points to 40 per cent since their last poll in April, while Labour, Britain’s troubled opposition party, languishes on 29 per cent, down four points. There is also evidence that the creation of a government dedicated to taking Britain out of the European Union (EU) is having an effect on the UKIP vote, with the party dropping eight points to 12 per cent. The party is still Britain’s third largest political force, however, with the pro-EU Liberal Democrats stuck in single figures on 9 per cent. Westminster voting intention:CON: 40% (+10)LAB: 29% (-4)UKIP: 12% (-8)LDEM: 9% (+3)GRN: 3% (-)(via YouGov / 17-18/07)Chgs. from April — Britain Elects (@britainelects) July 20, 2016 Theresa May became Prime Minister last Wednesday, promising that “Brexit means Brexit”. She immediately set up a Department for Exiting the EU, headed by veteran Tory right-winger David Davis. She also appointed Liam Fox, another seasoned campaigner on the right of the Conservative Party, to the key position of Secretary of