UK: Early poll results: UKIP ‘earthquake’ rocks Labour and Tories in Elections 2014

UKIP’s “political earthquake” has rocked the Conservatives and Labour, with Nigel Farage’s party taking dozens of seats from Britain’s main parties.

Mr Farage’s party has taken dozens of council seats from the Tories and Labour, dominating the south and making serious inroads in Labour’s northern heartlands.

With over a third of councils having declared, UKIP had gained nearly a hundred seats – already exceeding expectations of around 80 wins.

By 12pm on Friday, with many of the councils up for election in England and northern Ireland still to declare, the Tories had lost 118 seats, Labour gained 132, the Lib Dems lost 115, UKIP gained 92, the Greens gained seven and other parties were up seven.

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