Another poll shows Lib Dems are main contenders to Tories

PUBLISHED: 11:57 02 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:02 02 October 2019

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson after her conference speech. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson after her conference speech. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

A second poll in just two weeks shows the Lib Dems to be the main contender to the Tories.

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The poll from YouGov echoes one immediately after Lib Dem conference which showed a bounce after they announced their policy to revoke Article 50 if they win a general election.

It gives the party an extra 2% support putting them on 23% of popularity, compared to Labour in third place with 21% of support (down 1%).

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Boris Johnson's Conservatives remain in first place with 34% of support, despite the Supreme Court overruling the prime minister's prorogation plan, and his premiership mired with scandal.

The Brexit Party records 12% support with the Green Party on 5%.

It comes as the Mirror revealed the Lib Dems have ambitious plans for a majority under the codename of "Project 320".

A "confidential briefing" asks supporters to inject funds to help make it happen.

A letter with the document says: "Winning and seizing the opportunity we face will take a campaign effort the likes of which we have never seen before - and by joining Team 320, you'll be a key part of making that liberal majority a reality."

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