A new poll on Westminster voting intention has shown a sixteen point lead for the Tories.

PUBLISHED:00: 10, Sun, Oct 27, 2019

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The Opinium poll, conducted between October 23 – 25, sees them poll at forty percent.This is 2.4 percent lower than the voter share they gained in 2017 but in that snap election,Laborsecured 40 percent. The opposition party remain in second but are now at just 24 percent.

TheLiberal Democratsare at 15 percent, a one point drop from October 17 and theBrexit Partyare at 10 percent, a two point drop in the same period.

(TheTories) have increased by three points, whilst Labor remain the same.

Prime MinisterBoris Johnsonh as called for an election on December 12 and dug into leader of the oppositionJeremy Corbynfor refusing to back a snap election unless he was satisfied no deal was off the table.

Mr Corbyn had called for a snap election 35 times in the last two years.

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An opinion poll puts the Tories sixteen points ahead of Labor(Image: GETTY)

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The Liberal Democrats lost one point from October 17(Image: GETTY)

Yet, the Labor leader abstained both times Mr Johnson called for one in the Commons.

The Prime Minister said: “Parliament has consistently told the country what it doesn ‘t want – but it has never been willing or able to say what it does want.

“This has left our country unable to move on and do what is needed to get Brexit done.

“My worry is this Parliament will just waste the next three months like it has wasted the last three years. ”

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Mr Johnson twice beat Ken Livingstone to become London Mayor(Image: GETTY)

The Prime Minister added: “Parliament cannot hold the country hostage any longer.

“ Millions of businesses and people cannot plan their futures , this paralysis is causing real damage and the country must move on in 2020. ”

The official Labor policy is to back a second referendum.

Whilst it is not clear when the next general election will be parties have already begun selecting candidates for some constituencies.

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MPs twice failed to back Mr Johnson’s call for a general election(Image: GETTY)

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Theresa May was Tory leader at the last general election(Image: GETTY)

Mr Corbyn who has a 33, 215 vote majority is set to face Liberal Democrat Nick Wakeling, James Heartfield of the Brexit Party and Caroline Russell from the Greens.

(Mr Johnson is set to face Elizabeth Evendon-Kenyon (Liberal Democrat), Mark Keir (Green), Ali Milani (Labor) and Nikki Page (Brexit Party) in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Under the Fixed Terms Parliament, the only way to force a general election before 2022 would be to gain support for one by two-thirds of the House of Commons or for the Government to lose a vote of no confidence and then no alternative is formed in 14 days.

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Five key moments that lead to Brexit(Image: EXPRESS)

If an election does occur on December 12, it will be the latest general election in over a century.

The

general election was held on December 14.

That election saw the Tories win the most seats and votes but saw Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George continue to lead a coalition government.

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It could be Mr Johnson’s first general election as Tory leader(Image: GETTY)

The next election could be the second Mr Corbyn faces as Labor leader after

It could be the first for Mr Johnson as Tory

Mr Johnson twice won mayoral elections inLondonin 2008 and 2012, both times facing Ken Livingstone.