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Nigel Farage has dropped his strongest trace but that he may make a contemporary bid to change into an MP after a bombshell ballot.

The survey recommended the previous Ukip and Brexit Party chief would win 37 per cent of the vote in Clacton in Essex and take the seat from the Tory incumbent.

Mr Farage mentioned the analysis commissioned by shut ally Aaron Banks had boosted the probability of him making a sensational comeback.

He advised the Sunday Times: “I’ve to say to you that this ballot does make the steadiness of possibilities in direction of getting again on the pitch stronger.

“This poll does make me consider getting back on the pitch far more seriously than ever before.”

The poll by Survation of 509 people, carried out between last Tuesday and Friday, put the Conservative 10 points behind Mr Farage on 27 per cent.

Labour were third on 23 per cent, the Lib Dems fourth on six per cent, while eight per cent said other candidates.

Damian Lyons Lowe, founder and chief executive of Survation said: “Clacton is fertile territory for Reform, and the party is attracting one-quarter of those who voted Conservative in 2019 and one-quarter of Leave voters.

“If, nevertheless, Nigel Farage had been to face because the Reform candidate in Clacton, he would win the seat from the Conservatives.”

The constituency, which voted 70 per cent for Brexit, is the one seat Ukip has received at a common election. It is presently held by Tory MP Giles Watling.

Speculation of a return to frontline politics by Mr Farage has been mounting since he got here third on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

The former MEP has not dominated out a comeback as chief of Reform UK, previously the Brexit Party, of which he’s presently honorary president.