Daily Archives: November 16, 2012

Jim Pickard

The UK Independence Party surged past the Liberal Democrats in Corby to secure their best ever by-election result of more than 14 per cent of the vote.

As the Lib Dems lost their deposit – with their vote collapsing from 7,834 two years ago to 1,770 – the Ukip leader Nigel Farage proclaimed a “great result” for his party in third place.

“Along with the other results coming in from around the country today, including the 31 per cent we scored in a council by-election in Manchester, it confirms that we are now established as the third force in British politics,” he said.

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