Labour stalls in the polls as the Tories take a 12 point lead

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A poll to settle Tory nerves? Boris Johnson's party is up one point with a 12 point lead over Labour as Jeremy Corbyn's surge shows signs of stalling Labour Party has been making up ground in a number of polls in recent days  But new Kantar survey suggests Labour's progress has stalled at 32 per cent Meanwhile, Tories up one point to 44 per cent - good enough for a 12 point lead 

By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline and James Tapsfield, Mailonline Political Editor

Published: 10:40 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 11:14 GMT, 3 December 2019

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Boris Johnson and the Tories hold a 12 point poll lead over Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party with the general election now just nine days away.

A new survey conducted by Kantar between November 28 and December 2 puts the Conservative Party on 44 per cent overall, a one per cent increase on the company's last poll on November 26. 

But while the Tories have edged forward, Labour has stalled with the party recording a rating of 32 per cent - the same as the last poll. 

The numbers will cause alarm in Labour headquarters this morning as the party scrambles to try to overhaul Mr Johnson's massive poll lead.

However, with time running out before the UK goes to the ballot box on December 12 the poll suggests a Labour victory is increasingly unlikely. 

Boris Johnson and the Tories are 12 points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party in a new Kantar survey

Boris Johnson and the Tories are 12 points ahead of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party in a new Kantar survey

The same poll puts the Liberal Democrats on 15 per cent - up one point on the previous survey - while the Brexit Party is down one point to two per cent. 

The SNP is on three per cent, the Green Party is on three per cent and Plaid Cymru is on one per cent.

The poll conducted by Kantar also highlights the extent to which different age groups are divided over the election. 

It suggests that if the election was limited to people under the age

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