New poll shows how a Remain coalition could take power

Nigel Farage, Sian Berry, Jo Swinson, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and Anna Soubry. Photograph: TNE/

Nigel Farage, Sian Berry, Jo Swinson, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and Anna Soubry. Photograph: TNE/PA. - Credit: Archant

A new poll from ComRes has put the Tories just one percent ahead of Labour - which would leave Boris Johnson well short of a majority.

The polling of Westminster voting intention, published in the Daily Telegraph, gives the Tories 30% of support compared to Labour's 29% of support.

The Lib Dems are on 17% of support, the Brexit Party on 13% and the Green Party on 4%. The SNP is on 3% with UKIP on 1%.

On that trajectory it would give Boris Johnson just 294 seats, making the Tories the largest party, but well short of the 328 seats needed to form a government.

This could allow a Remain coalition to form a government including Labour (260 seats), the Lib Dems (38 seats), and SNP (36 seats).

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It could also involve Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

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It comes as Nigel Farage has taken out a wraparound advert on the front of the Daily Express calling on Boris Johnson to agree to a pact which would involve both parties campaigning for a no-deal Brexit at the next election.

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According to the Sun he is also asking for a "free run" in 80 to 90 parliamentary seats in south Wales, the Midlands and the North East of England.

Farage writes: "If you have the courage for a clean-break Brexit, then we will help you secure a big Brexit majority. Together we can destroy Corbyn's Labour".

But on the current projections from the ComRes poll, the Brexit Party appear unlikely to win a seat.

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