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Decision time: Ukip is on course for
unprecedented victory as polling stations
open for local and European elections

Daily Mail [UK], by Matt Chorley

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/22/2014 8:01:23 AM

Voting has begun in crunch local and European elections, with Ukip on course to secure an unprecedented victory. Polling stations opened at 7am after a bitter campaign dominated by clashes over Britain’s place in Europe, PR gaffes and allegations of racism, sexism and homophobia. The whole of the UK will elect 73 MEPs to be sent to Brussels for the next five years, while in England there are 4,216 seats on 161 councils up for grabs. [Snip] Most will emerge during the course of Friday, leaving all the party leaders to celebrate or lick wounds in the full glare of the

      


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Decision time: Ukip is on course for
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Daily Mail [UK], by Matt Chorley    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/22/2014 8:01:23 AM     Post Reply
Voting has begun in crunch local and European elections, with Ukip on course to secure an unprecedented victory. Polling stations opened at 7am after a bitter campaign dominated by clashes over Britain’s place in Europe, PR gaffes and allegations of racism, sexism and homophobia. The whole of the UK will elect 73 MEPs to be sent to Brussels for the next five years, while in England there are 4,216 seats on 161 councils up for grabs. [Snip] Most will emerge during the course of Friday, leaving all the party leaders to celebrate or lick wounds in the full glare of the

   

 

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