Farage: Ukip gains hurting all the major parties

Nigel Farage has welcomed Ukip gains in parts of the country, and says "the idea that the Ukip vote just hurts the Tories" is going to be "blown away" following today's results.

Read: Ukip gains in local elections at expense of Tories and Labour

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Voters still choose Labour despite 'unpopular' Miliband

A poll by former Conservative party deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft has found Labour could win "a comfortable majority" in the 2015 general election.