Hung parliament likely as Tory lead falls to six points

Conservatives just six points ahead of Labour in new YouGov and ICM polls.

Britain remains on course for a hung parliament at the election, according to a new opinion poll which shows the Conservatives' lead over Labour falling to just six points.

A new ICM survey for the Guardian put the Tories down one point to 37 per cent, with Labour up one to 31 per cent and the Liberal Democrats down one to 20 per cent.

If repeated at the election on a uniform swing, the latest figures would leave Labour and the Tories tied on 283 seats each.

Meanwhile, the latest daily YouGov survey for the Sun showed the Conservatives' lead over Labour unchanged at six points.

The poll put the Tories up two to 39 per cent, with Labour also up two to 33 per cent and the Liberal Democrats unchanged on 20 per cent. If repeated at the election on a uniform swing, the figures would leave David Cameron 39 seats short of a majority.

Elsewhere, a new Independent/ComRes poll put the Conservatives seven points ahead of Labour. The Tories were down two to 37 per cent, with Labour also down two to 30 per cent and the Liberal Democrats up four to 20 per cent. If repeated at the election, the figures would leave Cameron 35 seats short of a majority.