Ukip's newly-selected Newark candidate Roger Helmer has told ITV News political correspondent Libby Weiner that the seat is an "enormous opportunity for the party".
Asked if some of his views regarding homosexuality were controversial, he replied: "They were a couple of peripheral comments made more than 10 years ago. The world has changed, it's a new place now."
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The win sends the Scot through to the last eight where he will face either Japan's Kei Nishikori or France's Richard Gasquet.
People "would not want" international footballer Jerome Boateng as their neighbour, according to a German politician.
The paralympian posted a time of two minutes and 57 seconds on Sunday.