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Local election results: essential reading

The best articles on the election results

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As the results of yesterday’s local elections come in, the big story is undoubtedly UKIP’s success. Questions are being raised about what this means for both the Tories and Labour, while the Lib Dems were humiliated in the South Shields byelection, ending up in seventh place.

We’ve put together the best articles about the results and their implications for the parties.

1. Panic is pointless. UKIP’s not a serious party by Philip Collins (The Times, £)

Collins repeats the Labour and…

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