Labour lead Tories in poll

Labour maintained a five-point lead in the latest national opinion poll but the Liberal Democrats slumped to 8% as the UK Independence Party consolidated third place.

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Labour hold slender lead over Tories in ComRes poll

Labour leader Ed Miliband with his party's supporters in Eastleigh on Saturday. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Labour lead the Conservatives by just five points, according to new ComRes opinion poll statistics for The Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror.

Ed Miliband's party polled 36 percent in February's figures, a one percent drop in Labour's poll rating from the previous month.

The Conservatives' share of the poll, at 31 percent, decreased by a single percent from the Party's January figure.

Meanwhile, UKIP (14%) comfortably polled better than the Liberal Democrats (8%).

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