8:31am – And the polling doesn’t look any better elsewhere for Labour either, trailing in several northern mayoral elections.
EXC in this morning’s @timesredbox
More grim polling for Labour…
Opinium has Andy Street winning by 17 points *on first preferences* in the West Midlands.
Told by two sources that Labour has redeployed some staff from its campaign to the Airdre and Shotts by-election (!) pic.twitter.com/CnqQ3rMoZW
— Patrick Maguire (@patrickkmaguire) May 4, 2021
8:22am – Some poor reading for Labour in the latest polls, as Hartlepool looks likely to switch to the Tories. If you’re interested about why this is the case, click here to watch out report on Hartlepool!
Hartlepool, constituency voting intention:
CON: 50% (+1)
LAB: 33% (-9)
IND (Walker): 6% (+4)
IND (Lee): 6% (+6)
GRN: 3% (+2)
REFUK: 1% (-)
via @Survation, 23 – 29 Apr
Chgs. w/ 03 Apr
— Britain Elects (@BritainElects) May 4, 2021
8:15am – So what is in the news this morning?
- G7 leaders to meet today to discuss a range of pressing issues
- Last polls released ahead of Thursday’s election
- Modi and Johnson meet to agree UK-India partnership
8:00am – Welcome back to another week of Politics Live!