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Farage hails 'extraordinary' UKIP win in European election

The UK Independence Party is a truly national force and has "momentum" behind it, Nigel Farage has said after its victory in the European elections.

Hailing a "breakthrough" in Scotland and a strong showing in Wales, he said UKIP would target its first Westminster seat in next week's Newark by-election.

UKIP won 27.5% of the vote and had 24 MEPs elected; Labour, on 25.4% or 20 seats, narrowly beat the Tories into third place while the Lib Dems lost all but one of their seats and came sixth behind the Greens.

BBC political editor Nick Robinson reports.

  • 26 May 2014
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