UKIP leader Nigel Farage: We are claiming second place

Nigel Farage with other UKIP campaigners at the count
Nigel Farage with other UKIP campaigners at the count Credit: ITV News/Dan Hewitt

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said "we are claiming second place" as he arrived at the count this evening.

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