Newark by-election: UKIP shakes Tories but no 'earthquake'

June 6, 2014 3:09 AM

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Newark by-election: UKIP shakes Tories but no 'earthquake'

After UKIP's success in the European elections, some feared the political earthquake the party had promised might erupt.

In Newark, it was a tremor, and while the party failed to get its first MP elected to Westminster, it did leave a big dent in the Conservative majority.

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