Ukip wins first parliamentary seat
October 10 , 2014
Douglas Carswell, a former Tory MP, has won the first parliamentary seat for the Ukip in Britain.
Carswell got 21,113 votes (59.7%) in Clacton, far ahead of the Conservative candidate Giles Watling (8,709 votes). The turnout was over 51%.
Labour was third (3,957 votes) and the Liberal Democrats again lost their deposit.
Ukip also saw a sharp rise in its vote share in seats like Heywood and Middleton (in Greater Manchester), which was won by Labour.