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A nasty shock for the Lib Dems

Will the party blame Clegg?

By Jay Elwes  

Nigel Farage and his band of merry men were the story of yesterday’s local elections and also of the byelection in South Shields. Yesterday this blog pointed to figures published by Peter Kellner of YouGov suggesting that Ukip would take around 22 per cent of the vote in the local council elections. Ukip ended up coming closer to 26 per cent in the wards where it fielded…

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