Farage 'will stand in 2015'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has confirmed that he will stand for parliament in the 2015 general election. He added that his party was "not some little pressure group that will go away."

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Prescott highlights Tory loss in Cameron's constituency

Lord Prescott has highlighted that the Conservatives lost a county council seat in David Cameron's Oxfordshire constituency to Labour:

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“@seanlwoodcock: @johnprescott Tories lose control of Oxon!” < Cameron's constituency county

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Controversial councillor who quit is re-elected

A councillor who resigned after he said disabled children "should be put down" to save taxpayers' money has been re-elected.

Collin Brewer won the seat of Wadebridge East by four votes today. Credit: Ryan Hooper/PA Wire

Collin Brewer, an independent councillor, stood down from Cornwall Council in February after his remarks but won the seat of Wadebridge East by four votes today - marking an unlikely return to politics.

In a statement, Disability Cornwall said it was "shocked beyond words" that Mr Brewer had been re-elected.

They said: "Many of our members are calling as, like us, they are deeply saddened to hear this, and worry what this could mean for us all, with such discriminatory views held by the 'leaders' of our county."

The statement added that it was "truly a sad day for Cornwall."

Mr Brewer said earlier this year: "I was wrong - I admit it. I will continue to apologise."

Tories hold Suffolk County Council despite losing seats

Control of Suffolk County Council has been held by the Conservatives, despite the fact the party lost 16 seats.

Labour and UKIP were the main beneficiaries, gaining 11 and eight seats respectively.

Results:

  • Conservatives - 39
  • Labour - 15
  • Liberal Democrats - 7
  • Other - 3
  • Green - 2
  • UKIP - 9

The turnout at the local election was 30.99 percent, Suffolk County Council said.

Tories lose overall control of Cambridgeshire CC

The Conservative Party has lost overall control of Cambridgeshire County Council as UKIP gained 10 seats - taking its total on the council to 12:

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Final tally - Con 32, Lib Dem 14, UKIP 12, Labour 7 and Ind 4 #cccelection

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Overall Tories lose 7, UKIP gain 10, Labour gain 4, Lib Dems lose 7, Ind gain 1, Greens lose 1#cccelection

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