Vote 2014: Nigel Farage 'a two fingers stuck up to elite'

Nigel Farage and UKIP represent a "two fingers stuck up... to a hectoring, out-of-touch elite," a Liberal Democrat MP has claimed.

Jeremy Browne - until late last year a Home Office minister - told the BBC's Question Time some of its supporters "may be sexist and racist" but that other parties should "spend a little bit of time" understanding why it was attracting protest votes.

His comments came as voting closed in local elections in England and Northern Ireland, with very early figures suggesting UKIP could be on course for another good set of results.

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