UKIP Win Clacton By-Election

Douglas Carswell has won the Clacton by-election, becoming the first elected MP for the UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Carswell was contesting the seat he had previously held for the Conservative Party, before he defected to UKIP last month.

Labour held its seat in Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester, however, the results show their majority was cut to 617 by UKIP.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that his party had "shaken up British politics", adding that he expected more Conservative MPs to move over to his party.


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