Farage: We will make history at European elections

Nigel Farage has talked up UKIP's prospects at the European elections. Credit: BBC / Andrew Marr Show

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has played down suggestions that his party could have performed even better in Eastleigh had he decided to stand at the by-election.

He told BBC's Andrew Marr Show: “I want to lead the party into the European elections, which take place next year, where I believe we can cause a really historic result...

“We’re delighted, it’s our best ever Parliamentary performance and I think there’s every reason to believe there’s more to come.”