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Neil and Christine Hamilton are being lined up to head Ukip’s list of candidates for the June 2014 European elections

Neil Hamilton lined up as Ukip MEP

The controversial former Tory MP Neil Hamilton is being lined up to head Ukip’s list of candidates for the June 2014 European elections, party sources have claimed

Labour's return from the local elections shows a party that has missed the electorate's sweet-spot

The last few weeks have been disastrous for Miliband. And this was no turnaround

UKIP leader Nigel Farage confirmed he will stand in the 2015 general election

Nigel Farage opens door to Ukip pact with Conservatives - but only if David Cameron is ousted as leader

The party leader also confirmed he will stand in the 2015 general election

Tories 'must honour EU referendum pledge, says Theresa May following heavy Conservative losses to Ukip in council elections

The Conservatives must give voters “greater certainty” that they will be given a say on Britain's membership of the European Union, Home Secretary Theresa May acknowledged on Saturday.

Nigel Farage makes his way to a pub to celebrate yesterday

Local elections: Tories in civil war as Ukip glory puts David Cameron under pressure

David Cameron was under conflicting pressures from the Conservative right and left last night after the UK Independence Party sent shockwaves through the political system by winning a quarter of the votes in the council elections.

James Ashton: Time for us to team up with the Germans after their fallout with France?

Europe’s grand alliance of France and Germany is crumbling like a fresh chèvre. The leaked memo from Angela Merkel’s coalition partners this week only confirmed what everyone else suspects about the French economy under the stewardship of François Hollande.

Nigel Farage can no longer be dismissed as the joker in the pub - he could turn politics on its head
UKIP supporters celebrate as UKIP's Colin Guyton wins the Drybrook and Lydbrook seat, at the count in Oaklands Snooker Club in Cinderford, Gloucestershire

Farage Fever swept the nation - but will Ukip wake up sweating?

Credit must go to the party for taking the local elections seriously

With eight of 34 county councils declared the results show Ukip emerging as a major threat to the main parties in British electoral politics.

Council election results - full list

With 34 of 34 county councils declared the results show Ukip emerging as a major threat to the main parties in British electoral politics. Below is the list of results.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage arrives in Westminster after a successful night in the local council elections

How to deal with a problem like Ukip? Take them head-on

Calling Farage's party racist allows it to play the victim card. So attack policies instead

Andrew Lansley suggested the Tories should work together with the Liberal Democrats on a programme for government after the next general election

Cabinet minister Andrew Lansley suggests Conservatives should work with Liberal Democrats after next general election

A Cabinet minister risked angering Tory MPs tonight by suggesting the party should work together with the Liberal Democrats on a programme for government after the next general election.

Poll: Is this a photo of UKIP candidate Alex Wood giving a Nazi salute? Or imitating a plant?

The UK Independent Party have suspended 22-year-old candidate Alex Wood, after a photo emerged of him apparently making a Nazi salute to camera.

Tories brace for major losses in local elections amid dismay over Ukip growth

The Conservatives are braced for hundreds of losses in the 2 May local elections amid signs of disarray over how to counter the growing threat from the UK Independence Party.

Cameron announced in January that he would seek to renegotiate the terms of Britain's EU membership

David Cameron could introduce Bill to pave
for Britain to exit EU

David Cameron today indicated he could introduce a Bill in this parliament to pave the way for a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

Ukip town councillor Peter Reeve is a volunteer loo cleaner for Ramsey's public toilets

As the UK gears up for the polls, what is life like in Britain's only Ukip-controlled town?

And can it clean up in the county elections? We ask councillor Peter Reeve, who volunteered to clean loos to save money for Ramsey

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