PRIME Minister Theresa May’s call for an early election in June could see her win the most powerful Tory majority in post-war history.

Theresa May on target for BIGGEST Tory General Election landslide in history

No Tory party in Government has been so far ahead in the polls this close to a General Election – and, if the figures translated into votes, the result would eclipse even Margaret Thatcher’s famous post Falklands victory in 1983, which saw the Tories secure 397 seats.

Indeed, the result could be the biggest Tory landslide in history – while Labour could face what is being described as a “bloodbath”.

According to the latest YouGov poll, the Conservatives would win 44 per cent of the vote – almost double Labour’s dwindling 23 per cent.

These figures put Mrs May’s party further ahead of Labour than they have been at any other point in almost a decade – and the greatest lead while in government since Margaret Thatcher’s second victory.

No other Conservative government in modern times has been this far ahead of the main opposition party 51 days from a general election on June 8.

Tim Farron trails even further behind Labour on 12 per cent, with Paul Nuttall of UKIP on just ten per cent.

Harry Carr, Sky’s data analyst, said: “It’s looking really quite gloomy for Jeremy Corbyn and really quite rosy for Theresa May.

“This is a low poll for Jeremy Corbyn but it is not really out of kilter with what the averages are saying.”

He added that “for Jeremy Corbyn, for Labour, this would be a blood bath for this to come out.”

And he warned Labour could face its worst election result since 1983, when outsider Michael Foot lost out with just 26 per cent of the vote.

Mr Carr added: “The last time Labour gained 23 or anything like it was 1918, before they had ever even formed a government.”

While he claimed Theresa May was “really rocking it” – with results almost of “the ilk” of Tony Blair in 1997 and 2001.

Regular polling in the UK began after the Second World War.

Since then only three Conservative prime ministers have called an election while leading by more than five points in the polls: Harold Macmillan in 1959, Mrs Thatcher in 1983 and 1987, and Mrs May in 2017.

This historic lead will come as a fresh blow to Jeremy Corbyn, as his party continues to languish at the hands of the increasingly popular female Prime Minister.

A round of weekend polling indicated the potential power in the hands of the current Prime Minister, with ComRes putting Tories a solid 21 per cent lead over Labour.

Of the 232 seats won by Labour in the last election, experts estimate Mr Corbyn’s party could lose up to 56 seats to the Tories, giving Mrs May a massive 68 seat majority.

These figures will no doubt give the Prime Minister huge confidence heading in to an election – one that could translate into a lasting legacy for Mrs May’s Tories.

Theresa May’s entry into Downing Street last summer was followed by an overwhelming vote of no confidence in Mr Corbyn’s leadership – signalling the beginning of the possible end of his tenure.

Mr Corbyn has struggled in the polls ever since his election as party leader, with the public consistently claiming he would never do as well as Mrs May in the Prime Ministerial post.

In contrast to the Prime Minister’s own positive ratings, almost 46 per cent of Labour voters have an unfavourable view of Mr Corbyn.

But the Lib Dems will be hoping to build up on some of the recent by-election results they have yielded as they head into a General Election.

Following a win in the Richmond Park by-election last year, they are polling at a solid 21 per cent approval rating – a significant improvement on the 7.9 per cent share of the votes they received in 2015.

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