June 17, 2024
Brexit Party surges ahead of Tories in shock general election poll
The latest poll results will send shockwaves throughout Westminster, with fears from rival parties Nigel Farage may now be in a position to launch a “political revolution” and destroy the “shattered” ruling two-party system.
The latest poll results will send shockwaves throughout Westminster, with fears from rival parties Nigel Farage may now be in a position to launch a “political revolution” and destroy the “shattered” ruling two-party system.

THE Conservatives have been dealt another crushing blow after a shock new poll indicated Britons could vote for the Brexit Party over the Tories in a general election, in a move certain to send shockwaves throughout Westminster.

The latest YouGov poll for The Times of 1,763 people surveyed from May 28-29 showed the Tories would be languishing in last position among the leading political parties. The Conservative Party, currently led by Theresa May until next Friday before a leadership contest takes place, polled just 19 percent of the vote – the same amount amassed by Labour. The huge surge in support for the Brexit Party has continued, attracting more than a fifth (22 percent) of the vote, following their complete domination of rival political parties in last weekend’s European elections.

In a surprise twist, the Liberal Democrats, who also performed above expectations in the recent EU polls, have come out on top, with nearly a quarter (24 percent) of the vote.

It is the latest in a series of hammer blows for the ruling Conservatives, following disastrous results in Europe, where it gained less than 10 percent of the UK vote.

The plummeting support has been blamed on the British public turning their backs on the party in anger at their inability to deliver Brexit and a clean break from the European Union on time.

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