UKIP gains first elected MP with Clacton by-election win

October 10, 2014 1:47 AM

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UKIP gains first elected MP with Clacton by-election win

The UK Independence Party has gained its first-ever elected MP, with Douglas Carswell taking the seat of Clacton, Essex, by 12,404 votes.

Mr Carswell, who defected from the Conservatives, knocked his old party, which enjoyed a 12,068 majority at the 2010 election, into second place.

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