Labour narrows Conservative lead to just a point in new poll

Support for Labour rises four points to 40 per cent in the wake of the student fees announcement.

Ed Miliband's election as Labour leader has boosted support for his party, according to a new opinion poll which puts Labour just a point behind the Conservatives. The latest daily YouGov poll for the Sun put the Conservatives down two to 41 per cent, with Labour up four to 40 per cent and the Liberal Democrats down one to 11 per cent.

If repeated at the election on a uniform swing, the latest figures would give Labour a Commons majority of five seats. Miliband's party would have 321 seats, with the Conservatives on 293 and the Liberal Democrats on just 11 seats. Elsewhere, in a sign of a possible backlash against the coalition's plan to raise tuition fees, the government's approval rating fell to minus seven.