The most popular Election outcome among UKIP councillors is to support the Conservatives in a confidence and supply agreement (44%) according to a survey for BBC1's Sunday Politics by ComRes.
When UKIP councillors were asked what their preferred outcome would be in the event of a hung parliament, 16% said to join a Conservative led coalition government and 44% said support the Conservatives in a confidence and supply agreement. No UKIP councillors would prefer to join a Labour lead coalition, and only 2% would prefer UKIP to support Labour in a confidence and supply agreement. 32% would rather see UKIP out of power than join a coalition or support any other party.
- Seven in ten (69%) UKIP councillors would prefer David Cameron as Prime Minister following the May General Election.
- Only 6% say they would prefer Ed Miliband.
- Six in ten (59%) UKIP councillors believe Nigel Farage should be given a position in Cabinet in the event of a hung parliament.
- Paul Nuttall is the most popular choice as the next leader of UKIP among the party's councillors (31%).
- Suzanne Evans (23%) and Douglas Carswell (20%) are the next most popular choices to become leader if Nigel Farage decides to step down.