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Labour Surges to Record 17-point Poll Lead Amid Pound Selloff

  • Poll gives Labour best YouGov lead over Tories in two decades
  • Poll was conducted after Kwarteng’s badly-received tax cuts
Keir Starmer on day two of the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.

Keir Starmer on day two of the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.

Photographer: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

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The UK Labour Party surged to a record poll lead over Prime Minister Liz Truss’s Conservatives amid a selloff in the pound that followed the ruling party’s fiscal giveaway on Friday.