NOTTS: UKIP fail to win coveted Commons seat as Tory hold Newark

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UKIP failed to translate its recent electoral triumphs into a coveted Commons seat as the Conservatives secured a comfortable victory in the Newark by-election.

Robert Jenrick saw off the threat from the Eurosceptics, but the Tory majority was cut significantly from 16,152 to just 7,403.

Conservative candidate Robert Jenrickwon the Newark by-election. Picture: Lynne Cameron

Conservative candidate Robert Jenrickwon the Newark by-election. Picture: Lynne Cameron

Ukip surged from a distant fifth in 2010 to second, pushing Labour in to third place, while Liberal Democrat support was obliterated, leaving the candidate trailing in sixth place.

 

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