Voting Intention: Conservatives 43%, Labour 38% (16-17 Apr)

April 21, 2018, 12:42 PM GMT+0

Latest YouGov Westminster voting intention figures

The latest YouGov/Times voting intention survey, largely conducted before the Windrush row, sees the Conservatives on 43% (from 40% in last week's poll) and Labour on 38% (from 40%).

Elsewhere, Liberal Democrat voting intention stands at 8% (from 9%) while 11% would vote for other parties (no change).

On who would make the best Prime Minister, 39% of people prefer Theresa May while 25% favour Jeremy Corbyn. A further 35% can't choose between the two.

Last week we highlighted how concern over crime had reached a seven year high in our 'most important issues' tracker. This week sees the issue receding somewhat in the eyes of the public, with a five-point drop from 27% of people considering it one of the top three issues facing the country to 22%. This could be in part because of the attacks on Syria dominating the headlines, with a commensurate increase in the proportion of people seeing "defence and security" as a top-three from 22% last week to 27% this week.

See the full results here

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