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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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Farage hailed as 'the world's greatest leader'

Colourful and outspoken Ukip member Winston McKenzie has lauded Nigel Farage as 'the world's greatest leader'.

Speaking as Farage introduced new member Mark Reckless to some of the party faithful, McKenzie could not hide his excitement and lavished praise on Mr Farage.

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