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Swivel eyes on the prize. Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Two by-elections, one winner: the rise and rise of UKIP

The results of the by-elections that have just taken place in Clacton and Heywood and Middleton are virtually impossible to spin for either the Conservatives or Labour. Predictably, each side of Britain’s…
He’s coming for you, Dave. Gerry Penny

The six questions to ask about UKIP this conference season

UKIP is assembling at Doncaster Racecourse for its annual conference, riding high on some major victories over the past few months and preparing for a by-election that could well secure the party its first…
Man of the moment. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cameron must go on offensive to tackle Carswell and UKIP

David Cameron has not had a good summer. He has received widespread criticism for not responding quickly enough to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, the resignation of two of his ministers (Sayeeda Warsi…
Standing behind his new leader. Stefan Rousseau/PA

Douglas Carswell by-election is a rare and honourable event

The least surprising part of Douglas Carswell’s defection to UKIP was surely his decision to resign his Clacton seat and seek re-election in a by-election. Quite apart from any satisfaction at the anxiety…
Do you want to come to my party? It’s going to be huge. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lessons from history for Douglas Carswell

“Let’s see if we can make history”, said Conservative MP Douglas Carswell after he announced that he was defecting to UKIP and resigning his seat in Clacton to fight a by-election for his new party. But…

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