Tories ahead in donations
The Conservatives have yet again received the highest amount in donations in the second week of campaigning ahead of the general election on 6 May. Between 13 and 19 April the Tories received £2,2m in donations worth over £7,500, Labour £1,49m and the Liberal Democrats £120,000.
Tories keep 4 point lead
Last night’s YouGov poll showed the Conservative party in the lead with 33 per cent of the vote, while Labour gained one point in popularity to 29 per cent and the Liberal Democrats fell one per cent to 28 per cent. The weekly Populus poll gave the Tories 36 per cent, Labour 27 per cent and LibDems 28 per cent.