Politico Europe reports:
Boris Johnson is on course to win a 68-seat majority in the U.K. general election, according to a major new poll. The YouGov seat prediction survey — which accurately predicted that Theresa May would lose her majority in 2017 — said the Tories would win 359 seats (up 42) with Labour dropping to 211 (down 51) if the election were held tomorrow.
The prediction will hand a boost to the Tory campaign, and suggests the prime minister will have enough MPs to ensure Britain will leave the EU on January 31.
It serves a blow to the Labour party, suggesting the Tories will snatch 44 seats, including in some in its northern heartlands. According to the poll, the Lib Dems would win 13 seats (up one), the SNP would win 43 (up 8), and Plaid Cymru and the Green Party would keep their four seats and one seat respectively.
NEW: YouGov/Times MRP
Con 359 (+42)
Lab 211 (-51)
Lib Dem 13 (+1)
SNP 43 (+8)
Plaid 4 (-)
Green 1 (-)
Speaker 1 (-)
Conservative majority of 68https://t.co/m4tOQWvsI6
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