Poll gives UK Cameron's Conservatives rare lead before national election

January 12, 2015 5:35 PM

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Poll gives UK Cameron's Conservatives rare lead before national election

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives are 6 percentage points ahead of the opposition Labour party four months before a national election, an opinion poll suggested on Monday.

The survey, funded by Michael Ashcroft, a lord and a former deputy chairman of the Conservatives, is unusual as most opinion polls in recent months have given Labour a narrow lead or had the two parties neck-and-neck.

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