PETERBOROUGH residents decide on a new MP today, as the established parties look likely to lose out in the former Labour seat. After a transformative European election vote, the Brexit Party has surged to the forefront of the political field. Brexit Party candidate Michael Greene is tipped to win out against anti-semitic Labour opposition Lisa Forbes.
No official statement has been made, but the count will follow general election practice, which means we should have exit polls shortly after polls close at 10pm.
Counts at UK Parliamentary general elections are required by law to begin within four hours of the polls closing.
In this case, it’s likely we’ll have results from the by-election in the early hours of Friday morning, if not in the late hours of Thursday.
In the meantime, pollsters have been hard at work questioning voters on how they intend to vote.
According to the latest poll from Opinium, the Brexit Party would receive 26 percent of the vote in a forthcoming General Election.
Labour was behind with 22 percent of the vote, down seven points from the last poll.
The Conservatives are stalled in last place among the candidates with 17 percent.
Voters are extremely unhappy with the way the mainstream parties have dealt with Brexit, turned off by the lack of action.
The Brexit Party claims to be able to deliver this action, which has united referendum leave voters.
Peterborough’s Brexit Party candidate is Mike Greene, a former Secret Millionaire participant.
In his campaign video, he claims Peterborough presents an opportunity to deliver Brexit.
He said: “Three years ago parliament made us a promise, they gave us the opportunity to choose our future in or outside of Europe.
“They said they would get the job done but the job is not done and the trust is broken.
“Peterborough is our opportunity to take that message back to Westminster to get that job done.”