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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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Conservative Party holds Surrey County Council

The Conservative Party has held Surrey County Council with 58 seats - three more than the party won at the last local election in 2009.

While the Liberal Democrats lost four seats, UKIP jumped from one seat to three, winning around a third of the votes in some parts of the county.

Results:

  • Conservative - 58
  • Labour - 1
  • Lib Dems - 9
  • Other - 3
  • Green - 1
  • UKIP - 3

The local election in Surrey had a 30 percent turnout, the county council said.

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