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Cameron appeals to Rochester and Strood byelection voters

David Cameron has made his first foray into the crucial Rochester and Strood byelection with an appeal to voters to give him "one last go" at negotiating a better deal for Britain in Europe.

The Prime Minister - who is desperate to prevent another Conservative seat falling to Ukip's "people's army" - insisted that only he could deliver on his promised in/out referendum on membership of the EU.

With Tory MPs under instructions to make at least three campaign visits to the Kent constituency - and Cabinet ministers at least five - the Conservative high command is committed to do all it can to halt Nigel Farage's battle for the seat.

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Michael Gove is 'not worried about Ukip threat'

Michael Gove has said he is not worried about Ukip in the crucial byelection in Rochester and Strood.

Mr Gove said: "I'm concentrating on giving people the chance to have a Conservative MP here in Rochester and Strood, people have been denied that chance due to the current MP's defection.

"We're not contemplating defeat."

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