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Farage visits Thurrock as Ukip celebrations begin

Nigel Farage was mobbed by supporters as he visited Thurrock in Essex to celebrate his party's five seats on the local council.

Farage clasps hands with a supporter during the visit. Credit: ITV News

Ukip's strong showing in the borough meant Labour lost their overall majority, and Farage's visit prompted further celebrations among local party members.

Nigel Farage with party members. Credit: Adam Smith/ITV News

Speaking during the visit, Mr Farage said targeting marginal constituencies, like Thurrock, could be the key to success in next year's general elections.

Mr Farage found time to celebrate with a pint in a nearby pub. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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