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UK PM May's Conservatives on course for bigger majority

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British Prime Minister Theresa May looks on course to increase her parliamentary majority in Thursday's election, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday, shortly after another survey suggested the race with the opposition Labor Party was neck and neck.

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Polling firm Opinium said the lead of May's Conservative Party over Labor had widened to seven points, up by a percentage point from its previous poll published on Saturday.

The new poll was the first by a major firm that was conducted in its entirety after a deadly attack in London by Islamist militants on June 3. The field work ran from June 4-6.

It put support for the Conservatives at 43 percent, unchanged from Saturday's poll, while Labor fell one point to 36 percent.

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