By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent and James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 16:03 GMT, 21 November 2019 | Updated: 16:03 GMT, 21 November 2019
Nigel Farage could help keep Boris Johnson in power amid signs today that his Brexit Party is succeeding in sucking votes away from Labour in Leave-supporting areas.
Mr Farage stood down candidates contesting Tory-held constituencies but continues to take the battle to Jeremy Corbyn ahead of the December 12 general election.
And there are signs that it is working, with Labour's Melanie Onn facing losing her Great Grimsby seat on the North Sea to the Conservatives, despite a 2,565 majority.
The Labour vote is down 18 per cent according to a Survation poll for the Economist in an area which voted 71 per cent for Leave in 2016.
Labour's Melanie Onn facing losing her Great Grimsby seat on the North Sea to the Conservatives, despite a 2,565