Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya was removed from her position as MP on May 1 after she was convicted of perverting the course of justice. Ms Onasanya was found guilty of lying to police to avoid being prosecuted for speeding and a by-election was prompted in Peterborough to elect her replacement. The vote will take place on Thursday June 6 and it looks as if the Brexit Party could clinch its first seat in Parliament, ousting the Labour opposition.
In the European elections Peterborough voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Brexit party, securing 16,106 votes - more than twice that of runners up Labour.
Labour’s 7,272 votes were closely followed by the Lib Dems’ 6,491 votes.
The Brexit Party’s success in the EU polls has made Mr Farage’s party the clear favourites to win the upcoming by-election with bookmakers Ladbrokes having them in front with odds of 1-5.
Mike Greene, a local businessman who has switched support from the Conservatives, is the Brexit party’s candidate in the Peterborough vote, hoping to be the first party member to get to Westminster.
Peterborough looks set to back Nigel Farage's Brexit Party in next week's by-election (Image: GETTY)