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Conservatives narrow gap to 4%

The University of Birmingham from its West Gate entrance
The University of Birmingham from its West Gate entrance • Photograph: James Phillips

The Green Party has retained its lead for the sixth week in a row. Its support did not increase this week, but stayed at the same level of 43% as last week.

Meanwhile, the Conservatives’ support has shot up by 12% since last week’s poll. Their support, now at 39%, is their highest during the duration of this poll and has narrowed the Greens’ gap from 16% to 4%. It will be interesting to see if the poll this week is as close.

On the other hand, the Labour Party support dropped again to an all-time low of 11%. This is just one week after it saw its first increase since the beginning of the poll. The party began the poll with 29% support so this result continues to be surprising, especially as it has the highest amount of student support nationally.

The Liberal Democrats continue to show some support, with 5% of the poll, whereas UKIP and Other parties failed to receive any votes this week. 2% of voters said they did not know who they would vote for or wouldn’t vote.

Parliament dissolves in just over two weeks, at which point we will expect to see much more prevalent campaigning across the country.

A total of 56 students participated in our poll this week; this is probably due to our reduction in the poll’s promotion this week. We’d really encourage you to take part in the poll when it opens on Monday, even if it is just a little bit of fun! If you’ve got an idea about who you plan on voting for, or even if you don’t, make sure you vote for that choice between 00:00 on Monday and 23:59 on Friday!

Redbrick is hoping to undertake a larger study of students on campus to find out who they plan on voting for, if they are registered, and what issues they are particularly concerned about. Check back here over the coming few weeks to see our results of this.

(Note: This poll is neither representative nor accurate. Rather, it is more of an initiative to get the general feeling of students on campus, and to try to engage more students in politics in the run-up to the General Election. Therefore, take the results with a pinch of salt).

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