Poll: Six in ten Ukip Euro voters back party as protest

Six in ten people who voted Ukip in the European elections did so as a protest, according to polling from the influential Conservative, Lord Ashcroft.

Writing on the Conservative Home website, the peer said his survey of 4,000 voters found that 60% of Ukip voters had said they were voicing anger at the party they usually vote for or registering a more general protest.

However 80% of Ukip voters also said they thought Nigel Farage's party had the best policies on Europe.

The results of Thursday's European Parliament vote will be revealed tomorrow.

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