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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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Conservatives lose East Sussex County Council

The Conservatives have lost control of East Sussex County Council, leaving the authority in no overall control.

Results:

Conservative: 20 seats

Liberal Democrats: 10 seats

UKIP: 7 seats

Labour: 7 seats

Independent: 3 seats

No description: 2 seats

Green: 0 seats

Labour and Co-operative: 0 seats

In the 2009 election the Conservatives held 29 seats; Liberal Democrats 13; Labour 4; Independent 3 and UKIP 0.

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