LONDON May 31 British pollster YouGov on
Wednesday set out the methodology behind its model which
produced a shock projection that Prime Minister Theresa May
would lose control of parliament in the June 8 election.
In stark contrast to opinion polls that have until the past
week shown May on course for a big win in the snap election she
called, the YouGov model suggested May would lose 20 seats and
her 17-seat working majority in the 650-seat British parliament.
The polling organisation said the model, developed by its
data science team and London School of Economics Professor Ben
Lauderdale, employed a technique called multilevel regression
and post-stratification analysis to estimate the result in
The polling company said it would update the first findings
of the model later on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)