The UKIP Independence Party has soared to 61 percent in the East of England according to the latest ComRes poll for the Independent and Sunday Mirror.
The unprecedented figures beats Labour’s highest regional polling (45 percent in the North West) by a significant margin, and the Conservatives’ (25 percent in the South West and London) by more than double.
ComRes admits the polling is from a very small base, but that the numbers in the region have increased from 40 percent just a few weeks ago will still be cause for a major shock amongst Labour and Tory strategists.
The latest results come despite an increased media and political establishment attack against UKIP leader Nigel Farage and his party.
In 2009, ComRes was the closest pollster to the actual election results.