Labour wipes out Tory lead in latest polling figures
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The Tories have lost their lead over Labour in a new opinion poll which shows Boris Johnson no longer has an advantage over Keir Starmer.
The snapshot survey by Opinium puts both parties on 40% each when it comes to voting intentions.
It marks the first time the Conservatives have not been ahead of Labour in an Opinium survey for 13 months.
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With English schools reopening next week, 63% of parents with school age children say it is safe for primary schools to do so.
And 60% back pupils returning to secondary schools.
But pupils aged 14-15 appear most concerned about returning to class as 45% of parents with children in this age group say their child is worried, against to 48% who say they are not.
More than half of adults surveyed, 52%, support making face masks compulsory for children in school, with 22% neither supporting nor opposing, and 19% against such a move.
When it comes to the parents of school age children, 42% back the idea, and 22% oppose it.
The survey has bad news for embattled Education Secretary Gavin Williamson as 48% disapprove of the way he is handling his job, and 40% say he is most responsible for the recent exam results controversy.
Opinium carried out an online survey of 2,002 UK adults between August 26-28.