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UKIP hails election surge

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has hailed an election surge that saw the party take second place in two by-elections. Labour secured a clean sweep of poll victories in Rotherham, Middlesbrough and Croydon North.

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Miliband welcomes new MPs to Westminster

Ed Miliband has tweeted a picture of himself welcoming the three new Labour MPs to Westminster after the recent by-elections.

Ed Miliband tweeted this picture of himself outside Westminster with the three new Labour MPs Credit: Twitter/ @Ed_Miliband

The Labour leader said he was, 'very pleased,' to welcome Sarah Champion MP for Rotherham, Andrew McDonald, MP for Middlesbrough and Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North.

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