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Ukip membership 'on course to surpass Lib Dems'

Ukip says new figures show it is on course to surpass the Liberal Democrats' membership figures by next year's general election.

The party now has just over 37,000 members, while Nick Clegg's party has 44,000.

Ukip supporters at the party's conference in Westminster. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The party's communications director, Patrick O'Flynn, said: “These are very exciting times for Ukip. People from right across Britain are still responding to Nigel Farage’s invitation to come and join his People’s Army."