LET THE FARAGE BARAGE BEGIN!
- STEPHEN GLOVER: Dave and Ed just don’t get it: by branding Ukip racist they’re damning millions of decent Britons
It’s Farage Friday! Early local council results show Ukip already taking seats from Tories in south and from Labour heartlands in the north – and they haven’t even revealed the Euro-results yet
A surge in support for Ukip has cost all the mainstream parties seats and control of councils, as Nigel Farage’s People’s Army marches into town halls across the country. The Tories, Labour and Lib Dems all saw their grip on local authorities eroded as dozens of seats fell to Ukip in local elections in England. After 60 councils had declared results, Ukip had gained 89 seats, with the Tories losing 97 and Labour gaining 102. A jubilant Mr Farage (pictured centre leaving his home in Biggin Hill this morning) declared: ‘The Ukip fox is in the Westminster hen house.’ Pictured top right is Frances Fox celebrating becoming Ukip’s first councillor elected in Peterborough and (bottom right) a member of the Labour Party sleeps during the counting of votes in Croydon.