Farage: Cameron 'least scathed' by European elections

Nigel Farage says Prime Minister David Cameron has come out "the least scathed" of the major party leaders following the local and European elections.

Speaking at a press conference, Mr Farage said a bigger test for the Conservatives would be the Newark by-election at the end of next week.

"Ukip, with the wind behind it, has got momentum," but said the "massive" Tory majority in the constituency meant the challenge was akin to "being asked to climb Everest".

"If we do that then I suspect Mr Cameron will start to feel some of the pressure," the Ukip leader said.

Read: Farage's 'dream has become a reality' after Ukip top EU poll

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Leaders set to review EU's agenda after Eurosceptic surge

European leaders will review the economic area's agenda after voters "sent a strong message" in the election which saw a surge from Eurosceptic parties, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said.