Labour will emerge as the largest party in a hung parliament after May’s General Election, according to a Sky News prediction based on the latest poll of polls.
According to figures obtained by Skynews, which look at the national figures and those in Scotland, Labour will fall short of an overall majority by 40 seats and if the numbers are correct, the Scottish National Party could hold the key to any coalition.
Sky News is forecasting another hung parliament following the General Election, with the Green Party, UKIP and the SNP all vying to lure voters away from the traditional two-party system.
It comes with just 100 days until the General Election, with Britain’s two largest parties – Labour and the Conservatives – launching new policies in a bid to lure voters.
However, in an interview with Sky News David Cameron has promised a renewed squeeze on benefits “within the first few days” of Government if the Tories are re-elected on 7 May.
The Prime Minister plans to reduce the annual cap on welfare payments from £26,000 to £23,000 – with the £135m saved going towards funding for 3 million apprenticeships by the end of the decade.
Meanwhile, Labour is outlining its 10-year plan for the National Health Service, which includes a pledge to improve the care that terminally ill, frail and elderly people receive at home.
The announcement of 5,000 new “homecare workers” is part of a wider policy to invest an extra £2.5bn in the NHS, with a view to recruiting 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 additional GPs.