“Nigel Farage promised an electoral earthquake, and he has delivered one,” says Matthew Goodwin in The Guardian. In just a few years, he has “led a party of amateurs out of the wilderness to win a national election”.
Ukip gained ten new MEPs in the European Parliament elections and finished by taking 27.5% of the vote and 23 MEPs; Labour took 25.4%, narrowly ahead of the Tories on 24%. “To find an election where a party other than the Conservatives and Labour received the highest share of the national vote, you would need to go back to [...]
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