May's Conservatives on track for historic election win in Wales

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reads with children as he visits Brentry Children Centre in Bristol during Labour's election campaign

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reads with children as he visits Brentry Children Centre in Bristol during Labour's election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn's leadership is on the brink of complete disaster as the barometer survey conducted by YouGov for ITV and Cardiff University reveals 40 per cent of Welsh pollsters intend to vote Conservative, an increase of 12 per cent since January. Plaid Cymru could expect 13 per cent of the vote, the Lib Dems eight per cent and UKIP six per cent.

YouGov has released its first snapshot of voter intention in Wales, amid dire national poll ratings for Labour.

And now in Wales, where Labour has commanded the largest share of the vote in every election since 1922, Mr Corbyn is being rejected.

The poll figures suggest that the Tories would win 21 seats and Labour just 15. The other parties would get no seats.

The ten seats that the Tories are projected to pick up from Labour are: Ynys Mon, Alyn and Deeside, Bridgend, Cardiff South and Penarth, Cardiff West, Clwyd South, Delyn, Newport East, Newport West and Wrexham.

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But the figures are also bad for Ukip whose supporters appear to be heading to the Tories in significant numbers.

A leading professor in political science has said the election in June could result in an "unprecedented" result in Wales after a poll shows the Tories have edged ahead of Labour. Nearly two-thirds of respondents who voted UKIP in the 2015 general election now say that they intend to support the Tories.

Carwyn Jones, the Welsh Labour leader and First Minister of Wales has justified the plans, saying "there's never been a better time to borrow".

Voters in Wales backed leaving the European Union at last year's referendum, and May has said she is holding the election to win support for her Brexit strategy and strengthen her hand in upcoming negotiations.

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