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General Election: Londoners believe Theresa May will be a better Brexit negotiator than Jeremy Corbyn, survey reveals

Data showed more than half of voters in London claim Brexit will be a factor in how they vote on June 8

Labour are set to lose votes in London, according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions.

The data shows significant numbers of people who backed the party in the 2015 General Election intend to switch - with the Conservatives the main beneficiaries.

Some 35% of respondents in the capital said they voted Labour in 2015 but only 34% said they plan to do so on June 8.

And while 32% said they voted Conservative in 2015 some 35% plan to do so next month.

UKIP may be the biggest losers, however.

While 10% of Londoners responding to the survey said they voted for the party in 2015, only 7% said they planned to do so in June.

The Lib Dems could also see an increase in their vote shares in the region compared to 2015, the survey suggests.

The survey reveals more than half of voters in London (53%) claim Brexit will be a factor in how they vote on June 8.

The General Election survey results for London

A majority of people believe Theresa May would be a better Brexit negotiator than Jeremy Corbyn, with 55% of people in the region saying they think she'll do the best job compared to 31% for the Labour leader.

Confidence in Theresa May increases with age, with three-quarters of those aged 65 and over (75%) thinking she would do the best job as Brexit negotiator.

Those aged under 35 in the region are more likely to back Jeremy Corbyn, with 43% of those aged 25 to 34 and 43% of those aged 18 to 24 saying he’d be the best person to negotiate us out of the EU.

Nearly a quarter of people, 24%, are considering voting tactically in the general election, with a further quarter (26%) saying they don't know.

The over 65s were the least likely to be considering a tactical vote. Some 60% said they weren't, compared to 41% of 18 to 24-year-olds, 44% of 35 to 44-year-olds, and 47% of 25 to 34-year-olds who have ruled out a tactical vote.

The survey was carried out online in partnership with Google Surveys on newspaper websites, publisher sites and Google’s native app. A total of 9,741 people completed it nationwide.

The survey was carried out online in partnership with Google Surveys on newspaper websites, publisher sites and Google’s native app. A total of 9,741 people completed it nationwide.

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