The Conservatives are now ahead of Labour in the Blue Wall for the first time since Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister in October of last year.
A new Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll conducted on 22 May places the Conservatives at 34% and Labour at 33% in the key collection of seats.
Compared to a poll conducted on May 7, the Conservatives gained two points, while the Labour Party lost three.
The Blue Wall refers to approximately 42 affluent constituencies in the south of England where the Conservatives have traditionally enjoyed electoral success, but where support has declined in recent years.
At the 2019 general election, the Tories won all 42 seats with approximately 50 percent of the vote, followed by the Lib Dems with 27 percent and Labour with 21 percent.
The latest polling data indicates that the Conservatives are gaining ground in the crucial constituencies for Mr. Sunak’s chances of retaining power in the upcoming general election.
It is the first time the Conservatives have led in the Blue Wall since October, when Redfield & Wilton Strategies began tracking the seats.