Infographic: How to lose a 24-point lead

When Theresa May announced there would be a general election on 8th June 2017 the result seemed like a foregone conclusion. But as the weeks of campaigning wore on she saw her Conservative party’s commanding lead in the polls ebb away.

In DG #27 we charted how, shaky on manifesto pledges and wrong-footed on rhetoric, the Conservative party lost its majority. Scroll over the infographic below to plot the UK prime minister’s rapid journey from hanging tough to hung parliament…

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