Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, stands in front of party offices in Rochester, England on Friday. Ukip, Britain’s anti-immigration party, won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless, a former Conservative MP, was elected ahead of his old party
United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage poses for a selfie photo with party worker Lee Jarvis at a polling station in Rochester, England. Polls have opened and voting is taking place in the Rochester and Strood parliamentary by-election.
A man carries placards that read ‘Free education. Tax the rich’ in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on Wednesday
A participant in costume holds aloft a torch as bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or ‘guy,’ usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament.
Chancellor George Osborne prepares to speak on high speed rail link HS2, at the launch of the HS2 report, in Leeds Civic Hall, northern England.
Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the president of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The president and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore president to Britain.
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NHS workers hold placards during a strike, outside St Pancras Hospital in London. Thousands of health workers in Britain went on strike on Monday to protest against a pay freeze, the first walk out over pay in the country’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) for over thirty years.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage looks out of the window of the Ukip campaign headquarters in Clacton on Friday, after the night before’s by-election victory
United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Douglas Carswell stands with party leader Nigel Farage in Clacton-on-Sea, England. Polls have opened in the by-election which is being held after the sitting Conservative party Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell defected to UKIP.
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Three generations on the military, Chelsea Pensioner Albert Willis, Yeoman Warder Paul Cunilffe and Captain of the Grenadier Guard Joe Robinson plant poppies at the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red evolving art installation at the Tower of London on Thursday in London, England