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Ukip's attempt to grab Tory seats in Essex comes crashing to a halt

UKIPs attempt to grab Tory seats in Essex came to a crashing halt in Thurrock shortly before dawn this morning.

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Conservative MP Jackie Doyle-Price increased her majority in a three-way fight with Labour and UKIP.

The result was also a personal blow for Labour leader Ed Miliband. His party's candidate Polly Billington was a former aide.

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UKIP came third in Thurrock and also failed into two other Essex target seats, Basildon South & Thurrock East.