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Ukip may prop up minority Tory government in exchange for EU referendum

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said his party would prop up a minority Conservative government if it agreed to a "full, free and fair referendum" on Britain's EU membership.

It follows a Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday which found that one in four Britons back Ukip.

The eurosceptic party won a by-election in Clacton with a giant 12,404-vote lead.

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Ukip win Clacton byelection with massive majority

Ukip has won its first elected seat at Westminster, with Douglas Carswell winning the Clacton byelection his defection from the Conservative party triggered with a massive 12,404 majority.

In his victory speech, he said "there is nothing that we cannot achieve".

Douglas Carswell with Nigel Farage. Credit: Press Association

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