UKIP, Labour Make Gains In U.K. Local Elections

May 23, 2014 9:52 AM

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LONDON--The euroskeptic U.K. Independence Party and opposition Labour Party have made solid gains in local elections in parts of England, dealing a blow to the two parties in Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition government one year before the general elections, initial results showed on Friday.

Although the contest for about one quarter of the U.K.'s local government seats is seen as an unreliable guide to what will happen in national elections, UKIP's gains are raising the issue, particularly in Mr. Cameron's Conservative Party, of how to counter the small anti-European Union party's succ...

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