Tories raise money for second election

By Sabine Klensch

The Conservative party has started to raise funds for a second general election despite a new poll showing a Tory lead, it has emerged today.

Tory donors have been asked to provide funds for a new election battle to be waged within 12 months, according to the Daily Mail.

Despite the party’s front-runner placing since last week’s televised debate, the Tories fear a very slim majority is the best result they can expect, given most polls still point to a hung parliament.

According to a Reuters/Ipsos survey of Labour marginal constituencies the Conservatives have secured the seven per cent swing for the first time in the campaign, which could hand them an overall victory – of just two seats in the House of Commons.

Meanwhile the popularity of the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg continues to cast a cloud over the possibility of a Tory majority.