British men are most likely to vote for Ukip at the 2015 General Election, according to a poll from Survation for The Daily Mirror.

The survey, which questioned more than 2,000 people between 31 October and 1 November, found that 29.4% of male respondents would vote for Nigel Farage's party if an election was held tomorrow.

In comparison, 27.2% of men said they would vote for the Labour Party, 25.8% for the Conservatives and 8.6% for the Liberal Democrats.

But, when it came to female voters, Labour (35.7%) led the way and the Conservatives (29.2%) were the second most popular party.

The research also revealed that, in total, Labour had a four point lead over David Cameron's party (31.1% vs 27.3%) and Ukip's vote share had rocketed to 24.5%, up from the 3.1% it had won in the 2010 General Election.

The poll means that the Eurosceptic party would gain six MPs at the 2015 General Election, according to Electoral Calculus.

This would come after Conservative defector Douglas Carswell become Ukip's first MP after winning the Clacton by-election earlier this year.

The findings come after Ed Balls said that rumours that Labour Party MPs are split over Ed Miliband's leadership and reports that backbenchers are circulating a letter calling on Miliband to resign are "nonsense".

The Shadow Chancellor told the BBC that he had "no idea" about the alleged move to dethrone Miliband.

"I think this is all nonsense, to be honest. I've no idea about any of this," Balls said.

"All I know is that everybody in the Labour party, from Miliband down, is focused on tackling the cost of living crisis, building an economy which works for working people, reforming Europe but not walking away, getting tough and fair controls on immigration, saving our national health service – that's what Labour's for."

"It's the Conservative Party which are riven and divided and defecting, left, right and centre. Labour will stay united."