Brexit Party on course for European election victory

Brexit Party

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is taking the lead ahead of next month's elections to the European Parliament, according to a new opinion poll.

The YouGov poll, commissioned by the People's Vote campaign, showed the Brexit Party had opened up a five-point lead.

It puts the Brexit Party on 27 per cent, ahead of Labour on 22 per cent, with the Conservatives on 15 per cent.

The findings - which are weighted by likelihood to vote - represent a surge in support for the new party since a YouGov poll for The Times last week put them on 15 per cent - almost level-pegging with the Consevatives on 16 per cent, with Labour in the lead on 24 per cent.

It follows the burst of publicity the Brexit Party received with the launch last week of its election campaign, when it was announced that Annunziata Rees-Mogg - the sister of the leading Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg - would be among its candidates.

The poll of 1,855 British adults suggests that some of the increase in support for the Brexit Party comes from UKIP voters, with UKIP down from 14 per cent last week to just 7 per cent.

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