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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.

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Ukip performing well in Tory and Labour areas

Ukip are performing strongly in traditional Conservative and Labour territory, with the Liberal Democrats seeming to have fallen back on even their poor 2012 local election performance.

Ukip are making gains across the Thames estuary. Credit: PA

As last year Ukip is carving out a mini-heartland of its own around the Thames estuary.

Gains in Southend and Castle Point -that's Canvey Island; watch out for places like Basildon, Thurrock and Havering (Romford).

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