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Theresa May has longest Tory 'honeymoon' since the 1950s

By Ian Jones

Theresa May has enjoyed the longest opinion poll 'honeymoon' of any Conservative Prime Minister since the 1950s, new research has found.

Mrs May's premiership reaches the six-month mark today, during which time her party has opened up an average poll lead over Labour of 14 points.

No Tory Government in modern times has been in such a commanding position at this stage of a Prime Minister's time in office.

Only one Government of any political colour has beaten Mrs May's current rating: the Labour administration led by Tony Blair, which had a colossal 29-point lead in the polls six months after Mr Blair took office in 1997.

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