The UK Independence Party (UKIP), the far right, anti-Europe, anti-immigrant party may top the vote in May’s European elections, according to recent opinion polls.
A recent YouGov poll in put UKIP at 34%, Labour at 27% and the Tories 20%.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage boosted his party’s profile in two recent TV debates with LibDem leader Nick Clegg. The party currently has 35,000, members and in the last two European elections polled over two million votes.
Although the polls also suggest many fewer people would vote UKIP in a general election (about 12%, currently) UKIP is dragging the