Nigel Farage defends poor Ukip EU voting record

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has defended his party's poor voting record, saying that his MEP's "work harder" in the UK than the other political parties.

In an interview for Good Morning Britain, Farage also defended his own poor record by saying that his poor attendance was down to "ill health".

Ukip came bottom of the 76 parties that make up the European Parliament, turning up for just 61.1% of votes.

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