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

By Ian Jones

Published 13/01/2017

Lead: Theresa May
Lead: Theresa May

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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