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Ukip's Mark Reckless wins Rochester and Strood by-election

Ukip's Mark Reckless wins the Rochester and Strood by-election with 16,867 votes, and a slim majority of 2,920 votes over the Conservatives.

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Ukip duo Carswell and Reckless celebrate in Parliament

Mark Reckless' first day as a Ukip MP in Parliament has been documented by fellow Tory defector Douglas Carswell, including a "selfie" of the celebratory pair.

Mr Reckless was this morning sworn into Parliament after following Clacton MP Mr Carswell in successfully regaining the seat he relinquished upon switching from the Conservatives to Ukip.

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