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Labour win best for architects, but poll gives Conservatives lead

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The construction industry would benefit most from a Labour win at the forthcoming general election but the majority of architects will vote Conservative, according to a new survey of architects

A report published today by the Fees Bureau shows that 47 per cent of architects say Labour would be best for construction, compared with 33 per cent saying Conservatives with Liberal Democrats trailing at 14 per cent.

But when 154 professionals were asked how they would vote, 32 per cent said Conservative, with Labour a close second at 30 per cent.

One practice director said: ‘There is a real worry among our colleagues that a conservative win will put a lot of public sector projects in jeopardy. Some architect practices are already negotiating pay cuts with staff should conservatives win.’

Gordon Brown will today travel to Buckingham Palace where he will ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament next Monday and is expected to name 6 May as election day.

The complete Fees Bureau’s survey is attached

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