British leaders push for the finish line in U.K.’s general election
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leaders were pushing for the finish line in Britain’s election campaign Monday, dashing through multiple constituencies to drum up support in the final 72 hours before polling day.
Johnson was touring Labour-held seats across England that his Conservatives have to win if they are to secure a majority in Thursday’s election. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was in southwest and central England, where his left-of-center party is trying to hang on to key constituencies.
Opinion polls give Johnson’s Conservatives a lead, but as many as one in five voters remain undecided. This election is especially unpredictable because the question of Brexit cuts across traditional party loyalties.
Underscoring the significance of those shifting allegiances, Johnson’s first stop was in the eastern port town of Grimsby targeting Labour voters who also backed leaving the European Union in the U.K.’s 2016 referendum.
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