In December a new parliament is elected in Great Britain. According to a poll, the conservative Tories could win the election by a long way from the opposition.

Before the parliamentary elections in Great Britain in mid-December, the Conservatives are well ahead of the opposition Labour Party. In surveys conducted by the Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and Observer on Sunday, the Tories came in at 39 to 41 percent, compared with 40 percent the week before. The opposition is well behind with 26 to 29 percent. The Liberal Democrats came in third with 15 to 17 percent. Between 1,500 and 2,000 Britons were surveyed by the research institutes YouGov, Deltapoll and Opinium.

However, the percentage only says something about the party’s strength. This means that no statement can be made about possible majorities in the House of Commons. For in the 650 constituencies that correspond to the number of seats in the lower house of parliament, seats are allocated according to the majority voting system. This means that the seats are not distributed according to the percentage for the parties (proportional representation), but according to the principle: Whoever gets the majority in the constituency gets the seat.

Great Britain elects a new parliament on 12 December. Prime Minister Johnson had repeatedly promised that Britain would leave the EU on 31 October, “come what may”. So far, however, there has been no majority for the Brexit deal negotiated with the EU. Now the country is to resign by 31 January at the latest. The discussion about Brexit is the focus of the early parliamentary elections.

The Labour Party of opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has a complicated position on the Brexit issue. If the majority situation after the parliamentary elections suffices, Labour wants to negotiate a new agreement with the EU and then hold a referendum on it, in which the British can also vote to remain in the EU. The revised agreement will include a customs union with the EU.