UK politics

UKIP leader Nigel Farage looks out of the window of the UKIP campaign headquarters in Clacton, after last night's by-election victory.

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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

Clacton-On-Sea Parliamentary By-Election...CLACTON-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) candidate Douglas Carswell (L) stands with party leader Nigel Farage on October 9, 2014 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.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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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. 

 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 October 9, 2014 in London, England. 888,246 poppies will be planted in the moat by volunteers with the last poppy being planted on the 11th November 2014. Each poppy represents a British or Colonial fatality in the First World War. The poppies are for sale with 10% plus all net proceeds going to six service charities.

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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

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, says farewell to the Democrat conference in Glasgow.

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, says farewell to the conference in Glasgow.

Outgoing party president, Tim Farron MP, speaks at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.

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Outgoing party president, Tim Farron MP, speaks at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg with Business Secretary, Vince Cable in the audience prior to Vince  Cable making his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow.

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg with Business Secretary, Vince Cable in the audience prior to Vince Cable making his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow.

Delegates browse the Liberal Democrat merchandise stand at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow this morning.

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Liberal Democrat merchandise on sale at the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow on Monday 

British Prime Minster, David Cameron, with his wife Samantha, following his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

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British Prime Minster, David Cameron, with his wife Samantha, following his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delivers his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

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Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delivers his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

Prime Minster, David Cameron, laughs as Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delives his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.

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Prime Minster, David Cameron, laughs as Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delivers his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon. 

William Hague MP and his wife Ffion take a tour of the stands at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this morning.

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William Hague MP laughs at an illustration of himself as he takes a tour of the stands at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham on Monday. 

Ukip leader Nigel Farage during morning media interviews ahead of the Ukip annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in South Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 26, 2014. See PA story POLITICS Ukip. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage during morning media interviews ahead of the Ukip annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in South Yorkshire. 

Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, takes part in a driving game on a stand in the conference hall at the Labour party conference in Manchester

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Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, takes part in a driving game on a stand in the conference hall at the Labour party conference in Manchester

Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour party, delivers his keynote speech at the Labour party conference in Manchester.

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Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour party, delivers his keynote speech at the Labour party conference in Manchester.

A red deer is seen through the morning mist in Richmond Park on September 23, 2014 in London, England. Tuesday marks the autumn equinox where day and night are of equal lengths.

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A red deer is seen through the morning mist in Richmond Park on Tuesday in London, England

St Mary's Lighthouse - Tyne & Wear...File photo dated 14/08/14 using a time-exposure, of a night sky over St Mary's Lighthouse on St Maryís Island, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 22, 2014. Press Association photographer Owen Humphreys, has been photographing the changing weather patterns over St Mary's, near to his home, for the last 18 months, capturing the different 'moods', from sunrises to sunsets, storms and even auroras. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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The lighthouse at St Mary’s in North Tyneside, northeast England, built in 1898, as photographed by Owen Humphreys whose focus in the area is on changing weather patterns. 

Supporters from the "Yes" Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland  on Friday

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Supporters from the “Yes” Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 18, 2014. Scotland has rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in the largest city. While Glasgow voted in favour of independence, the margin of victory was not large enough to give Alex Salmond and his campaign the momentum they need.

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First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. Scotland appeared set to reject independence on Friday with 23 out of 32 voting areas declared and the crucial Glasgow region having given its result.

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Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a ‘Better Together’ event in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday

A polling place at the Walpole hall, St Mary's Cathederal, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum.

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A polling station at the Walpole hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum.