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United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage smiles as he talks to reporters. Early local election results announced overnight show substantial gains for UKIP.

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UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage smiles as he talks to reporters. Early local election results announced overnight show substantial gains for Ukip

UKIP candidate for Croydon, Winston waits for Nigel Farage, Leader of UKIP outside the Whitgift Centre in Croydon. Mr Farage decide not to attend the event in the end.UKIP candidate, Winston McKenzie, waits for Nigel Farage, Leader of UKIP outside the Whitgift Centre in Croydon. Mr Farage decide not to attend the event in the end.UKIP candidate, Winston McKenzie, waits for Nigel Farage, Leader of UKIP outside the Whitgift Centre in Croydon. Mr Farage decide not to attend the event in the end. Picture shows Mr McKenzie apparently on the phone to Mr Farage.

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Ukip candidate Winston McKenzie waits for Nigel Farage, the anti-Brussels party’s leader, in Croydon, South London. Mr Farage decided not to attend the event in the end. The party is expected to gain a landslide victory in the European elections Read more

Nigel Farage's European Election Campaign Tour Visits Bath...BATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage (R) talks to the media as he sits outside the Volunteer Rifleman's Arms pub, as he visits Bath to meet with party members, candidates and supporters on April 29, 2014 in Bath and North East Somerset, England.  Nigel Farage visited Bath as part of the UKIP tour ahead of next month's European elections.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage talks to the media as he sits outside the Volunteer Rifleman’s Arms pub, during a visit to Bath to meet party members, candidates and supporters

Ukip poster campaign...Ukip leader Nigel Farage stands with Paul Sykes (left) and an unnamed man at the launch of his party's European election bilboard campaign in Barkers Pool, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 22, 2014. The anti-European Union (EU) party is using £1.5 million of funding from millionaire ex-Tory donor Paul Sykes to launch its biggest-ever publicity drive ahead of the May 22 poll which many observers believe it could win. See PA story POLITICS Ukip. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage (centre) stands with Paul Sykes (left) and an unnamed man at the launch of his party’s European election billboard campaign in Barkers Pool, Sheffield. The anti-European Union party is using £1.5 million of funding from Mr Sykes, a millionaire ex-Tory donor, to launch its biggest-ever publicity drive ahead of the EU elections on May 22. Read more

Local council elections...UKIP leader Nigel Farage arrives in Westminster after a successful night in the local council elections last night. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 3, 2013. Farage hailed a remarkable night for his UK Independence Party in local council elections, which he said put them in with a chance of securing a seat at Westminster. See PA story POLITICS Councils. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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Nigel Frarage, Ukip leader, arrives in Westminster on Friday after a successful night in local council elections. Mr Farage was delighted with what he saw as a remarkable result for the UK Independence Party, which he said put them in with a chance of securing a seat at Westminster. Read more