Ukip celebrating breaking into Labour areas

Ukip's Paul Nuttall said he was delighted his party were beginning to take votes from Labour, as well as the Tories.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain after a triumphant night, he said the huge gains the party made in council elections were proof voters were disenchanted with Westminster politics.

Read: Ukip make great gains in England council elections

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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.