Poll: Parents more likely to vote Labour than Conservative

A new poll by the national education union has suggested parents are more likely to vote Labour in the general election than Conservative.

The poll, originally reported by Huffington Post, places Labour on 30 per cent with the Conservatives four-points behind on 26 per cent.

The Lib Dem’s came third amongst parents, on 10 per cent, with the Brexit Party last on seven per cent.

Elsewhere, 52 per cent of parents in the Deltapoll survey said the NHS was the most important issue in the election, with Brexit coming second on 39 per cent.

Education may also be key to how parents vote, with 58 per cent saying schools did not have enough funds.

Commentators have suggested Labour may perform better than expected, as it did in 2017, if it successfully moves the election into more traditional arguments about public services rather than solely about Brexit.

Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union said: “This poll shows that a quarter of parents think education is one of the most important issues in this general election and it could be a big factor in the outcome. Education will be a critical battleground.”

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