Boost for Theresa May as Conservatives stretch lead over Labour despite Brexit civil war
The Conservatives have stretched their lead over Labour despite weeks of damaging public splits over Brexit.
A YouGov poll for The Times puts the Tories on 42%, unchanged from their last survey a month ago.
But Labour has slipped three points to 37%, giving the Conservatives a healthy five-point lead.
The Liberal Democrats remain unchanged on 9%, while combined support for parties including the SNP, Plaid Cymru and Greens has risen two points to 12%.
Elsewhere, the poll also gave Theresa May a 12-point lead over Jeremy Corbyn on who would make the best Prime Minister.
The findings will come as welcome relief to Theresa May, who has faced weeks of brutal in-fighting as she attempts to pave the way for the UK's departure from the EU.
Last night she made a plea for unity at the Tory summer fundraiser, saying: “We each have a choice to make. Will we come together as a party, as a government and as a country?
“Or will we be divided and allow the scale of the challenge, the complexity of the questions to overwhelm us?”