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New Megapoll: Voter squeeze to come as Farage leaves door open to stitch-up

A new megapoll published today by Best for Britain shows the Conservatives continue to languish far behind Labour among voters but campaigners warn much can change before polling day.

The poll of 15,082 people undertaken by Survation on behalf of Best for Britain found that Labour continues to lead the Conservatives with 45.9% of the vote to 25.2%, with Reform UK on 8.4%, the Liberal Democrats on 10.5% and the Green Party on 3.9%.

However despite consistent poll leads, campaigners are warning against complacency with a month until polling day and the confirmation of hundreds of candidates, TV debates, and publication of manifestos yet to come. These polls were also undertaken before Nigel Farage confirmed that he would be standing as a candidate in Clacton-on-sea and resuming his leadership of Reform UK Party Ltd.

There are currently 161 seats where Reform UK are yet to confirm their candidate, increasing speculation of an electoral pact between some Conservative candidates and Nigel Farage. 61 of these seats were won or would have been won by the Conservatives in 2019 based on 2024 boundaries and include those currently held by high profile, populist or right wing Conservative MPs; Miriam Cates, Brendan Clarke Smith and Simon Clarke.  

As polls tighten, tactical voting will be crucial to removing populists from British politics and deliver the heaviest election defeat possible to the Government and Reform UK Party Ltd, ensuring they are kept out of power for a decade.

Best for Britain, is running continuous polling throughout the election campaign to capture the latest developments in voter preferences and will publish tactical vote recommendations on a constituency basis on 17 June at GetVoting.org

Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best for Britain and founder of GetVoting.org said,

“In the face of apocalyptic predictions for the Government, it’s crucial that all of us who are determined to lock them out of power for a decade do not lose touch with reality. 

“Hundreds of candidates are yet to be confirmed, manifestos are yet to be published, the TV debates haven’t started, and there is still a month to go. That’s why Best for Britain will continue to poll voters before releasing our seat level tactical vote recommendations on 17 June at GetVoting.org “