Daily Archives: May 31, 2011

Jim Pickard

The latest opinion poll by ComRes is far from heart-warming for Labour, suggesting that the party has lost its poll lead over the Tories for the first time in seven months. The survey was done for tomorrow’s Independent newspaper.

The poll finds that Labour support has dropped two points since the last ComRes survey to 37 per cent, putting the party level with the Tories, whose support has fallen by one point. Liberal Democrat backing has recovered by one point to 12 per cent. Read more

Jim Pickard

Most of the expenses convictions so far have been of Labour MPs – four at the current count – for whatever reason.

But just now a Tory peer* was sentenced to 12 months in jail for falsely filing for travel and overnight subsistence: Lord Taylor of Warwick. Read more