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Reform UK has hit its highest-ever degree of help in a brand new ballot.

The YouGov survey put the rebel get together led by Richard Tice up one level on 14%.

The Tories are simply six factors forward with 20%, whereas Labour is within the lead on 46%.

Mr Tice advised the Express: “We knew we might hit 14% quickly, delighted to see we’re catching up with the poisonous Tories now simply 6% behind them.

“As more people hear about us, look at our policies on our website, they realise only Reform UK can save Britain.”

The ballot of two,100 UK adults carried out between February 28 and 29 put the Lib Dems and the Greens each on 7%, whereas the SNP is on 3%.

It is a brand new polling document for the rebranded Brexit Party, which had beforehand reached a excessive of 13%.

The get together is at the moment taking 21% of those that voted Conservative in 2019, in keeping with YouGov.

It comes as Reform UK got here sixth within the chaotic Rochdale by-election with 6% of the vote.

Mr Tice alleged that intimidation and violent threats featured on the marketing campaign path, however left-wing firebrand George Galloway who received the competition denied his supporters engaged in such behaviour.

The get together had secured 13% and 10% respectively in by-elections in Wellingborough and Kingswood final month.

Meanwhile, there was intense hypothesis this week that Ashfield MP Lee Anderson might defect to the get together after shedding the Tory whip in an Islamophobia row.