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Poll: 27% of Britons say they would vote Ukip in 2015

The survey also found that around a quarter of British adults say they could see themselves voting for UKIP at a General Election, an ITV News/ComRes poll has found.

In the poll, 27% said they would vote for Nigel Farage's party at a General Election, compared with over a third (34%) who could see themselves voting UKIP in a European Parliament election.

Three in ten (30%) say they could see themselves voting UKIP in a local council election.

ComRes interviewed 2,060 British adults online between 23rd and 26th May - this data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18 and over.

Poll: 44% say they could never vote for Ukip

Protesters outside a Ukip rally in Edinburgh. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A substantial minority of the British public say they could never see themselves voting Ukip, a survey commissioned by ComRes for ITV News has found.

The survey found that 44% of the British public say that they could never see themselves voting Ukip.

This rises to 58% in Scotland, 55% among 18-24 year olds and 50% among affluent ABC1 social demographic grades.

ComRes interviewed 2,060 British adults online between 23rd and 26th May - this data was weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18 and over.

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Blair advises Miliband to 'stay firm' and not follow UKIP

Former prime minister Tony Blair said he would advise Ed Miliband to "stay firm" following Labour's performance at the local and European elections.

Mr Blair told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It is not as if yielding to that pressure from UKIP has actually done the Conservative Party any good at the present time.

Former prime minister Tony Blair.
Former prime minister Tony Blair advised Ed Miliband to 'stay firm'. Credit: Dennis Van Tine / ABACAUSA.COM

"For the Labour Party, if it decides to follow UKIP either on its anti-Europe platform or, even worse frankly, on its anti-immigration platform, then all that will happen is that it will confuse its own supporters and it won't actually draw any greater support."

Asked about the Lib Dems he said, "The problem they have is very simple - they fought the 2010 election on a platform significantly to the left of Labour and then ended up in a Conservative Government with a platform significantly to the right of Labour ... there's not really a cure for that."

Ukip's Farage hails 'massive result right across UK'

ITV News deputy political editor Chris Ship spoke to a jubilant Nigel Farage after his victory speech in Southampton.

The Ukip leader hailed a "massive result...right across the United Kingdom" and promised a "breakthrough coming tomorrow in Scotland."

He added that he would make the decision as to where to stand for a Westminster seat "before the summer recess" and confirmed it would be a constituency in the South East region.

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Ukip on track for 'an earthquake' election victory

Ukip leader Nigel Farage said his party was on track for an 'earthquake' win.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage said his party was on track for an 'earthquake' win. Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Nigel Farage has said Ukip is on track to win the European elections, describing it as being "an earthquake because never before in the history of British politics has a party seen to be an insurgent party ever topped the polls in a national election."

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