Jubilant Farage praises Ukip result

Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)

Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)

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A jubilant Nigel Farage has insisted Ukip will be “serious players” at the general election after the party landed major blows on the Tories and Labour in local polls.

Mr Farage predicted his party could hoover up 200 extra council seats by the end of the day - and said European election results due Monday could be even better.

Pointing to significant wins in Essex and areas such as Rotherham, he suggested the “Ukip fox is in the Westminster hen house”.

 

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