British Election Coming Down To The Wire
With less than a week to go before the May 7 British election, David Cameron’s Conservative Party and Ed Milibrand’s Labour Party remain locked in a tight race. The latest YouGov poll shows Labour picking up 35% support to the Conservatives’ 34%, with Labour picking up 276 parliamentary seats to the Conservatives’ 272. The two have been generally even since late March. The Liberal Democrats, partners in the current Conservative-led coalition government, have seen their support base all but implode and continue to trail the nationalistic, anti-EU Independence Party (UKIP) by three percentage points.
Some analysts are suggesting that Labour’s resurgence of popularity can be attributed to London’s changing demographics. A rise in migrant voters and ethnic minorities in London, along with shifts in population distribution, appear to be providing a boost to Labour’s support in the capital.