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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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Study: Ukip could win 128 seats in next election

Ukip could stand to win 128 seats in Parliament if the results of a recent poll are repeated in the general election, an expert has told the Mail on Sunday.

John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University, said that these kinds of ratings would result in the following break down of parliamentary seats:

  • Labour 253
  • Conservatives 187
  • Ukip 128
  • Lib Dems 11
  • Other parties 71

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