Anti-EU UK Independence Party Hitting New Polling Highs At Expense of Conservatives

Euro skepticism remains en vogue


The UK Independence Party (Ukip) has boosted its support at the expense of the Conservatives to achieve its highest-ever rating in a ComRes survey for The Independent.

The anti-EU party has increased its share of the vote from 6 per cent to 9 per cent in the past month, while the Tories have slipped back by four points. The findings will heighten Tory fears that Ukip could deprive it of victory at the 2015 general election by splitting the anti-Labour vote and allowing Ed Miliband's party to regain power —even though Ukip might not win any seats itself.