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May more likely to protect NHS than Corbyn, voters believe

More than 40% of those asked backed the Conservative Party leader.

Voters believe Theresa May is more likely than Jeremy Corbyn to protect the NHS, a poll suggests.

The Conservative Party leader was backed by 42.1% of respondents to the Survation research for Good Morning Britain.

Labour leader Mr Corbyn received 39% of the vote while 18.9% said they “don’t know” who they trusted more to protect the NHS.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn meets nursing students at the University of Worcester Nursing School in Worcester (Ben Birchall/PA)

When it came to asking those who intend to vote who they will back at the June 8 General Election, 47% of respondents said the Conservatives compared to 30% for Labour, 7% for the Liberal Democrats, 5% SNP, 4% Ukip, 3% Green Party and 1% Plaid Cymru.

Survation interviewed 1,005 British residents aged 18 or over between May 5 and 6.

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