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Labour support collapses to half what it was in 2017 handing Tories the lead

A new YouGov poll has shown that support for Labour is collapsing across the country, with the Conservatives taking the lead in the traditionally leave-voting heartlands.

It comes at the end of a dismal week for Jeremy Corbyn, which has seen the resignation of his deputy Tom Watson, a string of election candidates caught in controversy, an unprecedented full-frontal attack from the Jewish Chronicle and Lord Blunkett savaging his chances of electoral success.

Support for his party has plummeted by 25 points in the North West to 30 per cent, giving the Conservatives a narrow three point lead, according to the latest YouGov poll of 11,500 voters.

In Yorkshire the same pattern has handed the Tories a five point lead, giving Boris Johnson’s party a lead in every English region apart from London and the North East, despite support for both main parties dropping across the country.  

Support for Corbyn’s Labour has plummeted by 25 points in the North West to 30 per cent

In Yorkshire and Humberside, the predicted Labour vote share is now just 29 per cent, compared to 49 per cent in 2017

In Yorkshire and Humberside, the predicted Labour vote share is now just 29 per cent, compared to 49 per cent in 2017

In Wales, Labour support has plummeted from 49 per cent to 29 per cent, leaving them just one point ahead of the Conservatives on 28 per cent

In Wales, Labour support has plummeted from 49 per cent to 29 per cent, leaving them just one point ahead of the Conservatives on 28 per cent

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks in Manchester on Thursday. The poll is most disastrous for Labour, with the party's support collapsing across the country

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks in Manchester on Thursday. The poll is most disastrous for Labour, with the party’s support collapsing across the country

In Yorkshire and Humberside, the predicted Labour vote share is now just 29 per cent, compared to 49 per cent in 2017. In the North East, Labour’s support has gone from 55 per cent to 32 per cent, in the North West from 55 per cent to 30 per cent and in the East Midlands, from 41 per cent to just 22 per cent. 

In Wales, Labour support has plummeted from 49 per cent to 29 per cent, leaving them just one point ahead of the Conservatives on 28 per cent.

In London, which voted heavily to Remain, the Lib Dems gained a ten-point boost to 19%, while Labour remain the largest party on 39% despite a 16-point drop since 2017. 

The figures will come as a boost for Mr Johnson, whose party now leads the polls in former Labour heartlands. 

However, many Tories fear that with the Brexit party surging, Mr Johnson could still be deprived of an outright majority – leaving Mr Corbyn to form a coalition that would overturn Brexit. 

The poll shows that the Brexit Party presents a serious threat to Mr Johnson’s hopes. 

Although Labour support is collapsing across the country, the Brexit party is polling as high as 19 per cent in some regions.

Friday’s new YouGov poll findings showed that the Brexit party is recording high poll ratings in a string of regions across the country.

In the North East, the Brexit party is currently polling on 19 per cent, up from the 4 per cent that the UKIP party recorded at the 2017 general election

In the North East, the Brexit party is currently polling on 19 per cent, up from the 4 per cent that the UKIP party recorded at the 2017 general election

In London, which voted heavily to Remain, the Lib Dems gained a ten-point boost to 19%, while Labour remain the largest party on 39% despite a 16-point drop since 2017

In London, which voted heavily to Remain, the Lib Dems gained a ten-point boost to 19%, while Labour remain the largest party on 39% despite a 16-point drop since 2017

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage pictured today in Wales. A major YouGov poll of 11,500 voters shows the Brexit Party presents a serious threat to Mr Johnson's hopes

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage pictured today in Wales. A major YouGov poll of 11,500 voters shows the Brexit Party presents a serious threat to Mr Johnson’s hopes

In the North East, the Brexit party is currently polling on 19 per cent, up from the 4 per cent that the UKIP party recorded at the 2017 general election. 

In Yorkshire and Humberside, the Brexit Party’s vote share is now on 14 per cent, up from the 3 per cent that UKIP got two years ago. In Wales, the Brexit party is on 15 per cent and in Yorkshire and Humber, the party is on 14 per cent.

At the same time, the current predicted Tory vote share has fallen in every region since the 2017 election result.

The poll is most disastrous for Labour, with the party’s support collapsing across the country. 

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