Matthew Jennings: The UK General Election - what if …?

Conservative majority? Labour win? Hung parliament?

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With the UK election just a few days away, Matthew Jennings runs through the potential outcomes and explains what each is likely to mean for investors

When the UK's Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly called a general election for 8 June in mid-April, her Conservative Party's lead was large. Commentators were broadly in agreement her intention was to secure her position within an often divided party. But a month is a - very - long time in politics. After several policy gaffes and with the Labour Party's campaigning striking a chord with younger voters, May's lead is dwindling and some polls are indicating May could even lose her majority altogether. So what would the different scenarios mean for investors? Conservative majority ...

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