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  • 31 May 2014, 11:50

UKIP's Rise 'To Continue At General Election'

Most people who voted for UKIP in the European elections will vote for the party again in next year's general election, according to a new poll.

The ComRes poll - published in the Daily Telegraph - suggests 86% of UKIP's 4.3 million voters will continue to back the party in 2015.

The survey found 37% of UKIP supporters are "certain" to vote for Nigel Farage's party again.

Some 49% of voters said they were "likely" to do so. Another 14% said they would back a different party at the 2015 General Election.

The poll was commissioned byUKIP's main financial backer, Paul Sykes.

UKIP scored its first national election victory at this month's European elections.

The win marked the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour had topped a nationwide poll in 108 years.

The party took 24 seats, relegating the Conservatives to second place, and Labour third.

The Liberal Democrats lost all but one of its 11 MEPs, with the party coming in fifth place after the Greens.

Mr Farage hailed the victory as an "earthquake" in British politics, and says his party is poised to win seats in 2015.

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