Nigel Farage claims victory in European elections

Nigel Farage claimed victory tonight as Ukip appeared on track to top the European Parliament polls, declaring the result was an “earthquake” in British politics.

Nigel Farage

He said: “Ukip is going to win this election and yes that will be an earthquake because never before in the history of British politics has a party that will be seen to be an insurgent party ever topped the polls in a national election.”

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The other three main parties have conceded Ukip will win the election, after the first results were announced.