(Express) NIGEL FARAGE’S Brexit Party is set to make history by commanding the largest share of the UK vote in the European elections for 25 years.
The grassroots eurosceptic party, led by Nigel Farage, is polling at a huge 37 percent in the latest YouGov poll for The Times of 3,864 British adults from May 19-21 – likely to be one of the last key indicators before the British public cast their vote. If this is reflected at the ballot box, the figure would be the largest ever achieved by a non-mainstream political party in the European elections. It would also be the highest since the Labour Party romped to victory with 42.6 percent of the overall vote at the European elections in 1994.
Ahead of tomorrow’s election, the Brexit Party is also forecast to trump the victory of Ukip in the 2014 election by almost 10 percent.
Ukip, of which Mr Farage was leader during that campaign, was the most supported Party in the EU vote, having a gained 27.4 percent and 24 seats.
A 37 percent share of the vote is likely to get around 40 Brexit Party MEPs into the European Parliament and pile pressure on Theresa May.
If the polls are correct, the Brexit Party will exceed the 27 percent and 26.7 percent the Tories won with in the 2009 and 2004 elections respectively.
European elections: Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is on course to make history (Image: GETTY)
But the wave of support for Mr Farage is set to come a long way short of the record, where the Tories under Margret Thatcher received a mammoth 48.4 percent share of the vote in the first ever European elections in 1979.
The latest YouGov poll put the Liberal Democrats are a distant second on 19 percent, with Labour falling to 13 percent and the Greens increasing to 12 percent.
The Prime Minister is facing yet further humiliation, with just seven percent of those polled saying they would vote for the Conservative Party.
The previous poll from YouGov, which surveyed more 7,192 British adults from May 12-16, also had the Brexit Party well ahead of its rivals on 35 percent.
The Liberal Democrats were on 16 percent, closely followed by Labour (15 percent), Green Party (10 percent) and Conservatives (nine percent).
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European elections: The Brexit Party’s support has surged over recent weeks (Image: EXPRESS)
We’ve managed in five and a half weeks not just to frighten the establishment – oh no, they’re not frightened, they’re absolutely terrified
At a rally in London that organisers said attracted a huge 3,000 supporters, Mr Farage roared the Brexit Party had the establishment “terrified”.
He warned victory for the Brexit Party could end the leaderships of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.
The former Ukip leader told the jubilant crowd: “We have managed in five and a half weeks to go to the head of the opinion polls.
“We’ve managed in five and a half weeks not just to frighten the establishment – oh no, they’re not frightened.
“They’re absolutely terrified.
European elections: Ann Widdecombe had a defiant message for the Brexit Party supporters (Image: AFP / GETTY)
“We’ve managed to give millions and millions of people in this country who were frustrated, upset and angry to the point of saying they may never engage with the democratic process again, so sick to death were they with the shenanigans in Westminster – we’ve given them hope, optimism and belief in this country and in the democratic process.”
Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe, who only joined the Brexit Party last month, also had a defiant warning for the Government.
She said: “Either let Britain leave the EU or we’ll make sure you leave Westminster.
“Thursday is not the end. It’s the beginning of bringing true democracy back to this country.”