"The paper (The Telegraph) also features an ICM poll which suggests more people intend to vote Liberal Democrat than Labour in the next general election.
The survey put Gordon Brown's party in third place for the first time since 1987 on just 22% - three points behind the Lib Dems and 18 behind the Conservatives." (MP Claimed For Church Donation; BBC News; Saturday 30th May 2009)Of course before a General Election is announced and fought we have this coming weeks European Elections. It's going to be a very interesting affair - made even more interesting by the complete meltdown (to varying degrees) of the main three UK political parties due to the expenses crisis that's been all over the UK press for the last few weeks.
I'm reckoning the big winners will be UKIP (The UK Independence Party) and, to a lesser extent, the BNP (British National Party). I also think the Lib Dems could actually gain some votes too from this - although am expecting some of their support to be lost to the Green Party as a protest vote about their (Lib Dems) part of the Expenses Scandal by virtue of being one of the 'Big Three' and having MPs involved in it.
Conservative Votes - drifting to UKIP and the BNP
Labour Votes - staying at home or drifting to the Lib Dems
Lib Dem Votes - drifting to the Greens