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Election 2019: Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson admits 'Boris on course to majority'


Polling predicted the Prime Minister would pick up an extra 57 seats with Labour and the Liberal Democrats losing MPs. It would give the Conservatives a majority of 48 in the Commons after two years of minority Government.

Ms Swinson insisted she was not conceding defeat three weeks before polling day but admitted the Tories were way out ahead.

The Liberal Democrat leader told BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show: “As things stand Boris Johnson is on course to get a majority and Liberal Democrats are the best placed party to stop them.”

The Datapraxis analysis of YouGov polling projected seat gains rather than just overall popularity.

It had Labour down by 30 to 213 while the Lib Dems slip from 20 to 14.

A separate study by Panelbase has Labour down to lose all but one of its seats in Scotland.

The poll found that support for the Labour Party in Scotland could dip from 27 per cent to 20 per cent.

Conservative support north of the border is largely holding up with the party expected to lose just one seat, Stirling, to the SNP.

Nicola Sturgeon’s party is predicted to gain six seats, taking them to 41.

The Scottish First minister said yesterday (SUN) she would only prop up a minority Labour government if it scrapped the Trident nuclear weapons system and allowed a second independence referendum.



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