In blow to PM Cameron, UKIP wins second parliamentary seat

November 21, 2014 10:50 PM

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GILLINGHAM/LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives lost a second parliamentary seat to UKIP on Friday, an embarrassing defeat that foreshadows a possible political upheaval in next year’s national election.

With distrust of mainstream parties and anxiety about immigration rising, UKIP, the UK Independence Party, comfortably beat Cameron’s party in a special election in the southeast English constituency of Rochester and Strood six months before what is shaping up to be a closely-fought national vote.

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