Ukip surges to a fifth of vote

MORE than a fifth of voters will support Ukip in tomorrow’s local elections, according to a poll released last night.

A survey carried out by ComRes put the party at 22 per cent, narrowly behind Labour and easily ahead of the Liberal Democrats. The Conservative party was on 31 per cent in the poll, with Labour at 24 per cent and the Liberal Democrats on 12 per cent.

Ukip is putting a record number of candidates forward for tomorrow’s local elections.