UKIP win by-election

  • UKIP won their second seat in the House of Commons last night.
  • Mark Reckless victorious in the Rochester and Strood by-election; finished 2,920 votes ahead of Conservative candidate. 
  • By-election was triggered after Reckless defected from the Conservative Party to UKIP.
  • PM David Cameron said he was determined that the Conservative would win the seat back at the General Election in May 2015.