Tories fall behind Lib Dems and Greens in Euro election poll

The Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in the European polls

The Conservatives have slipped to fifth in a poll for the European elections behind the Brexit Party, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Greens.

A YouGov poll showed that support for the Tories was at just 10% – down from around 16% a month ago.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is leading the polls on 34% followed by Labour on 16%, the Liberal Democrats on 15% and the Green parties on 11%.

The poll was celebrated by many Greens and Liberal Democrats on Twitter.

According to Caroline Lucas’s fromer press officer Matthew Butcher, this was the first time the Greens had ever been ahead of the Tories in a poll.

While they are struggling to win support in the European elections, the Conservatives are doing better in general election polling.

According to YouGov, they are joint with Labour on 24%. Those two are followed by the Brexit Party on 18%, the Liberal Democrats on 16% and the Green Party on 7%.

Joe Lo is a freelance journalist and a reporter for Left Foot Forward

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4 Responses to “Tories fall behind Lib Dems and Greens in Euro election poll”

  1. nhsgp

    Problem is the Brexit Party is going to rip into Labour and the Tories.

    The remain vote is going to be split between lots of parties. With the way that the PR system works, if you get 1.9 seats worth of votes, you get 1 seat. The Brexit party gets an extra seat. Given the Greens, Labour, Lib Dems, Change UK/Tiggers are going to split their vote, they lose even more.

    Watch out too for the spin that this is representative of a re-run. It include EU nationals voting and they don’t get referendum votes.

  2. Patrick Newman

    The spin is all about votes not seats and the Brexit Party losing the popular vote by a country mile but getting most of the seats. You should expect the Brexit Party to mop up the large majority of Leave votes (apart from the several hundred thousand that have died since June 2016!). Whatever, the prospects for the Tory Party look pretty dire – both in and out of Parliament

  3. nhsgp

    Ah, the brexit voters are dying off.
    Sorry mate, people are getting older and converting.
    Tories are wiped out and rightly so.
    However, what the BP is doing is targeting working class Labour voters. They already have secured pissed off Tories.

    The remain voters are split. The way PR works is that they will lose 5 seats as a consequence of splitting the votes.

  4. Jack Graham

    Of course the LIbDems and the Greens would be nowhere near the Conservatives without the Brexit Party syphoning of Conservative and Labour votes.

    It takes some chutzpah to claim your argument is winning the day, when clearly it isn’t

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