Brexit Party overtakes Tories in poll on general election voting intentions

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party has pushed the Tories into third place in voting intentions for a general election, according to a new opinion poll.

The Brexit Party was already well ahead of both the Conservatives and Labour in polling for the European election on May 23.

A survey by Opinium Research has now put it on 24% in voting intentions for a Westminster election – two points ahead of the Conservatives on 22%.

Labour remains in front on 29%, while the Liberal Democrats are in fourth place on 11%.

In the latest polling for the European election, the Brexit Party is out in front on 34% followed by Labour on 20%, the Lib Dems are on 15%, with the Tories trailing in fourth place on 11%.

The findings will heighten the despondency among Tory MPs at their electoral prospects and will almost certainly lead to renewed calls for Theresa May to stand down.

– Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2,004 UK adults aged 18 and over between May 14 and 16.

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