The right wing firebrand – who has long opposed both the Euro and the European Union – is predicted to storm the first round of voting for the French presidential election.
Now financial experts claim the British economy could pick up if she becomes the French president – making the pound stronger compared to the Euro than the day of the Brexit referendum.
Vontobel Asset Management’s head of global flexible bonds Ludovic Colin claimed a victory for Ms Le Pen, who has promised to hold a referendum on France’s place within the Brussels bloc, is “certainly good news for the UK”.
The shift towards Ms Le Pen’s ‘France First’ politics could see Britian become a port of safety
He added: “Brexit or hard Brexit is a UK problem, France can be a global problem.”
The shift towards Ms Le Pen’s ‘France First’ politics could see Britain become a port of economic safety in amongst the political storm of a crumbling European Union.
Mark Nash of Old Mutual Global Investors added: “If we get a Le Pen outcome, that’s going to be a negative for financial stability overall and with that negative for growth.
Things you didn't know about Marine Le Pen
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Marine Le Pen is a French politician who is the president of the National Front, a national-conservative political party in France and one of its main political forces.
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Described as more democratic and republican than her nationalist father, she has led a movement of "de-demonization of the Front National" to detoxify it and soften its image
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Ms Le Pen has long opposed both the Euro and the European Union
“What you would see in that situation is the UK looking better than the rest of Europe.
“You’d have the issue of the eurozone breaking up and therefore you’d have sterling becoming a safe-haven asset essentially.”
It comes as Ms Le Pen attempts to build support from blue-collar voters by shifting left when it comes to economic policy.
A Victory for Le Pen could see the pound become stronger than it was on the day of the referendum
Le Pen is troubling liberal politicians by shifting left when it comes to economic policy
The Front National leader is hoping to sweep up any undecided voters and perhaps steal some from the reinvigorated eurosceptic far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who has surged in recent polls.
Ms Le Pen’s new tax and spend policy also hopes to shift focus away from her perceived anti-semitic beliefs and onto France's finances.
She has promised to protect workers' rights, raise state pensions, raise taxes for big businesses and increase the disability living allowance.