Nigel Farage Most Likely To Succeed Sunak If Labour Wins Election

Nigel Farage Most Likely To Succeed Sunak If Labour Wins Election

By Ben Kerrigan-

A recent poll suggests that Nigel Farage, leader of Reform UK, is the most popular candidate to succeed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as the leader of the Conservative Party should Labour win the upcoming General Election.

Conducted by Redfield and Wilton for The Independent, the poll surveyed 2,000 adults and has revealed significant voter dissatisfaction with the current Conservative leadership.

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Nigel Farage’s political career has been marked by his populist rhetoric and steadfast advocacy for Brexit. As the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Farage was instrumental in the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union, a cause that culminated in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

His ability to connect with voters frustrated by what they perceive as an out-of-touch political elite has made him a formidable figure in British politics.

Farage’s move to Reform UK, formerly known as the Brexit Party, was aimed at transforming his Brexit-focused momentum into a broader political movement. His platform has resonated with a significant portion of the electorate, particularly those disillusioned with traditional parties.

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The poll results, showing 19% of respondents favouring Farage as Sunak’s successor and 22% of 2019 Conservative voters supporting him, reflect his enduring appeal.

The poll presented seven potential candidates to replace Rishi Sunak, with Farage leading the pack at 19%. Penny Mordaunt followed with 15%, while other candidates lagged significantly: James Cleverly (6%), Kemi Badenoch (5%), Suella Braverman (4%), Priti Patel (2%), and Robert Jenrick (1%). Interestingly, 48% of respondents were undecided, indicating widespread uncertainty and discontent within the Conservative base.

The poll also revealed that 37% of respondents believe Reform UK should replace the Conservatives as the major opposition to Labour, compared to 30% who disagreed. This sentiment highlights the growing influence of Farage’s party and the potential for a significant realignment in British politics.

With 45% of voters believing Labour will win the next two general elections and only 19% dissenting, the Conservative Party faces a daunting challenge. The main reason for a potential Labour victory, according to 49% of respondents, is attributed to “Tory failures.” In contrast, 18% credit Labour’s policies, and 14% attribute it to the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer.

The poll results come amid internal criticism within the Conservative Party. Penny Mordaunt, a notable contender herself, recently criticized Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for leaving the D-Day 80th anniversary events early, calling it “completely wrong” during a BBC debate. Mordaunt, a Navy reservist, emphasized the need for Sunak to apologize to veterans and the public, highlighting his role as a national representative.

Farage has built his career on challenging the political establishment, a position that resonates with voters frustrated by traditional party politics.
Br: Farage’s ability to articulate grievances and present clear, albeit controversial, solutions has won him a loyal following.

The perception of Tory failures, compounded by high-profile missteps and internal criticism, has created a fertile ground for Farage’s populist message.

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