Poll: UKIP noses ahead of Lib Dems after Rennard claims

The newspaper reports it is the first time the Liberal Democrats have slumped to fourth position in one of its polls, and suggests the allegations regarding Lord Rennard may have hit the party's popularity.

The poll was conducted between Friday and Sunday soon after news of the allegations emerged.

The result comes just days before the Liberal Democrats attempt to defend the Eastleigh seat vacated by former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne.