Brexit Party has nine-point lead over Labour in fresh polling - despite offering no manifesto
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Nigel Farage's Brexit Party has opened up a nine-point lead ahead of elections to the European Parliament, according to a new poll.
The YouGov survey for the Times put Farage's party on 30% - up two points since last week - to Labour's 21% (down one) and the Conservatives' 13% (unchanged).
The Liberal Democrats are up three points on 10%, while Greens and Change UK each drop a point to 9%.
UKIP was trailing on 4% - down one point on the previous week - in the poll of voting intentions for the May 23 European elections.
It will worry Theresa May as more than half (52%) of those who voted Conservative in the 2017 general election said they would back the Brexit Party in the European elections.
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Farage's party, launched less than a month ago, was backed by 48% of over-65s taking part in the poll, 60% of those who backed Leave in the 2016 referendum and 31% of those who described themselves as Conservative supporters.
Those questioned by YouGov named Brexit as the most important issue facing the UK in the run-up to the European elections, with more than twice as many voters mentioning it as health, crime or the economy.
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