Sunday, 4 May 2014
THE Liberal Democrats have been pushed into fifth place by the Green party in a survey for this month’s European elections as new figures reveal their status as a national party is in danger of collapse.
A YouGov poll for The Sunday Times finds 8% support for the Greens in the Euro elections, one point ahead of the Lib Dems. UKIP are in the lead with 29%, a point ahead of Labour, with the Conservatives on 22%. YouGov projections suggest Nick Clegg’s party would keep only between three and five of their 12 MEPs.
Support for the Lib Dems has fallen to such a degree it is having problems finding enough candidates to stand in council elections that will be held the same day, May 22.