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Newark result: a death knell for Ukip’s Westminster hopes?

By Jay Elwes  

The Prospector spoke to Peter Kellner, President of YouGov the polling company, about yesterday’s by-election result in Newark. The Conservative party held the seat, which was won by the party at the last election with a majority of 16,000. Patrick Mercer, the former MP for Newark, resigned after allegations concerning cash for questions. His resignation triggered the by-election.

Speaking to the Prospector, Kellner said:

“Newark is good for the Conservatives, disappointing for Ukip, poor for Labour and terrible for the Liberal Democrats.

“The Tories have won a by-election in government for the first time since William Hague held Richmond 25…

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