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Theresa May's Brexit bid at stake in UK election

A poll for the London Evening Standard put the Conservatives on 44% and Labour on 36%

Estelle Shirbon | Reuters  |  London 

Britons voted on Thursday in a snap election predicted to give Prime Minister Theresa May a larger parliamentary majority, which she hopes will strengthen her hand in looming divorce talks with the European Union. A final survey backed other opinion polls in the last 24 hours, suggesting that the Conservatives had widened their lead following a tricky campaign in which their support appeared at times to be ebbing away. But as many as one in five voters was still undecided this week after a seven-week campaign overshadowed in the later stages by two Islamist attacks that killed ...

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First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 01:39 IST