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Nigel Farage on by-election results: 'UKIP is on the rise'

30 November 2012 Last updated at 03:07 GMT

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said his party is "connecting more and more with people" after it came second in the Rotherham by-election.

Labour candidate Sarah Champion won in Rotherham with 9,866 votes to UKIP's 4,648.

UKIP's campaign in Rotherham was boosted by a row over a local couple who had their foster children removed by the Labour council because they were UKIP members.

Mr Farage, speaking to the BBC's Len Tingle, said the election result represented "significant progress".