Ukip jumps to third place in popularity

Ukip, the Eurosceptic party lead by Nigel Farage, has scored a record poll rating and overtaken the Liberal Democrats in three surveys over the weekend.

The Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday, the ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and The Sunday Mirror and the Opinium poll for The Observer all gave Ukip a rating of 14 per cent. Labour scored 38 or 39 per cent, and the Lib Dems eight or nine per cent.