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The Scotsman Cartoon: Carswell defects to Ukip

Illustration: Brian Adcock

Illustration: Brian Adcock

THE Prime Minister is facing an electoral test after Douglas Carswell quit the Conservatives to join Ukip.

The eurosceptic MP announced he would step down to fight his Clacton seat in a by-election.

It means with less than nine months to go before next year’s general election Mr Cameron is faced with the prospect of the anti-European Union party winning a seat off the Conservatives in a by-election.

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