Farage: Tories will have most MPs

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Published: Thursday 19th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Nigel Farage believes the Conservatives will be the biggest party after the general election.

The Ukip leader said David Cameron looked like a “leader” while Ed Miliband had lost traditional Labour voters.

In an interview ahead of the Master Investor conference with the Isle of Man-based businessman Jim Mellon, reported by The Guardian and The Telegraph, Mr Farage said: “I think right now the Conservatives will be the biggest party.

“The reason I think the Conservatives will be the biggest party is because whatever he does politically, Cameron actually looks like a Conservative leader.

“For a lot of Conservative voters, they find that reassuring. Ed’s problem? Can you imagine Ed going into a working man’s club in Newcastle for a drink? I can’t. It just doesn’t work.

“You’ve got a Labour leader who’s not connecting with that traditional vote. You’ve got a Conservative leader who is connecting with middle-class Tories but has completely lost the support of more blue-collar Tories.”

In the same interview, Mr Farage said it was “possible” that Mr Miliband and the SNP could have a majority in the next parliament, but added he believed it “very unlikely”.

He also suggested there were 100 backbench Tories who were “more Ukip than I am” but who were not switching teams because of tribal considerations.

Published: Thursday 19th February 2015 by The News Editor

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