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Conservative MP Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood Mark Reckless is defecting to Ukip, he announced today at Ukip's conference in Doncaster

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Reaction to MP's defection to Ukip

Today Mr Reckless returned to his seat of Rochester and Strood after telling the Ukip conference in Yorkshire he was jumping ship. His move has caused bitter recriminations in the constituency he has represented for four years. David Johns' report includes some flash photography. He talks to local voters, then Naushabah Khan, the Labour candidate for Rochester & Strood as well as Antony Hook who's from the south east Liberal Democrats.

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