Nigel Farage has said he would be "very surprised" if more MPs didn't defect to Ukip before next year's General Election as Mark Reckless became the second former Tory to take his seat in the opposition benches.
Conservative defector Mark Reckless won Rochester and Strood for Ukip with a margin of nearly 3,000 votes.
As the by-election triumphs for Ukip grew the claims of a turning point in British politics came thick and fast.
But will the Ukip phenomenon change the face of British politics? ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby reports:
Around 100 protesters from the Occupy movement have gathered at Parliament Square calling for "real democracy now".
A man has been charged with conspiring to murder his stepmother who was found dead in the boot of a car.
The body of Rui Li's body was found inside a Fiat Punto in Bournemouth on Friday May 30. The 44-year-old nurse was last seen alive a week earlier.
Her stepson Jonathon Legris, 27, and 66-year-old Irene Erosa Smith have been charged with conspiring to murder her.
Ms Li's husband Pierre Legris, 60, has already appeared in court charged with killing her at his home between May 22 and May 31.
Her cause of death was given as blunt force trauma to the head.
Legris Jnr and Smith will appear at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
The Bank of England is investigating whether its staff knew of - or even aided - the possible manipulation of auctions during the financial crisis, the Financial Times (£) reported.
The formal investigation was reportedly launched this summer. Sources told the FT the probe was assessing whether BoE money-market auctions in late 2007 and early 2008 were rigged to pump liquidity into the banking system.
A BoE spokesman told Reuters he could not comment on the details in the report.
"If the bank were conducting an investigation or review of any of its activities, as it does from time to time, it would be wholly inappropriate to provide a running commentary via the press," he added.