Labour slumps to lowest ever poll rating

May 15th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI  

London, may 15 (ANI): Britain’s ruling Labour party has slumped to its lowest ever poll rating in history in the wake of the revelations about MPs’ expenses.

According to the Daily Telegraph, a YouGov survey puts Labour on just 22 per cent, with the Conservatives on 41 per cent and the Lib Dems a close third with 19 per cent.

If the result were repeated at a general election, Tory leader David Cameron would be returned to Downing Street with a majority of 152.

In a Telegraph/YouGov poll just under a month ago, Labour was on 27 per cent, the Conservatives were on 45 per cent and the Liberal Democrats on 18.

The latest results came as the paper revealed how Justice Minister Shahid Malik was able to run up the highest expenses claim of any MP.

Since being elected in 2005, Malik has claimed 66,827 pounds over three years.

Last year, he claimed 23,083 pounds from the taxpayer for his London town house, equivalent to 443 pounds per week. (ANI)

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