Farage hails by-election 'massive progress' for Ukip

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has described polling second in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election as "massive progress".

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Ukip beat Conservatives to 2nd in Wythenshawe by-election

Labour has held the seat of Wythenshawe and Sale East parliamentary by-election. Ukip polled in second place, bearing the Conservatives into third. The by-election was brought about by the sudden death of the serving MP Paul Goggins.