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Mark Reckless on course for Ukip win in Rochester

Tory defector Mark Reckless is on course to win back his Commons seat for Ukip in the upcoming by-election in Rochester and Strood, according to a new opinion poll.

The survey by Survation for the Mail on Sunday has Ukip nine points ahead of the Conservatives in the constituency.

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Ukip 'would not allow Sharia law in the UK'

Ukip's Communities spokesman has said the party would not allow the Islamic system of Sharia law to operate in parallel to British law.

Ukip's Communities spokesman Amjad Bashir addressing party activists.

Addressing Ukip activists at the party's conference in Doncaster, Amjad Bashir said: "Ukip will ensure all communities are aware and adhere to the supremacy of British law, whether it is criminal law, civil law, common law or other," he said.

"Ukip will not allow any parallel or alternative legal systems or structures. The British system of law has stood the test of time and been the bedrock for legal systems across the Commonwealth."

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