17/10/2011 20:34 BST | Updated 17/12/2011 10:12 GMT

Poll Gives Labour Biggest Lead Since 2010 General Election

Labour has opened up its biggest lead over the Conservatives since last year's general election, according to an opinion poll.

The Populus poll for The Times gives the Labour Party an eight-point advantage over the Tories while support for the Liberal Democrats has dropped into single percentage figures.

The poll puts Labour on 41%, three points up on last month, while the Conservatives are down one point on 33%, and the Lib Dems down four to 8% - the lowest levels of support for the two Government parties in a Populus poll since they went into coalition together.

The findings suggest that support for the two parties has been hit by concerns about the economy as well the fallout from the resignation of former defence secretary Liam Fox.

Populus interviewed 1,511 adults aged 18 and over by telephone between October 14 and 16.