United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

About a dozen supporters were waiting in the drizzle near Kettering’s metal clock tower when Vote Leave’s bright red battle bus rolled up with Ukip’s (...)

Executive director of Britain Stronger in Europe Will Straw’s  arguments focused mainly on the risks to Britain’s economy and national security of leaving the EU, and on the failure of the Leave campaign to paint a plausible picture of life outside the EU. Photograph: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Arron Banks and Will Straw were a study in contrasts on Thursday morning as the co-founder of Leave.EU and the executive director of Britain Stronger (...)

Digging deep into Frinton-on-Sea: behind the general air of wellbeing, the English coastal town is gripped by unfounded fear of the foreigner.

Perched on the East Anglian coast of Essex, with its cricket club, tennis club and golf club laid out side by side along the sea front, Frinton-on-Sea(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage signs a tattoo  of himself on the arm of Kerry Webb during the party’s annual conference  in Doncaster. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Nigel Farage has claimed there is a 50 per cent chance of Britain leaving the EU because of the migrant crisis in Europe, as he spoke before Ukip’s an(...)

Brian Hayes: “We need lots of contrarian people, with lots of contrarian views, questioning everything we do, because that didn’t happen in the madness years.” Photograph: The Irish Times

More contrarian people “questioning everything we do” are required to criticise our policymaking decisions, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes told the MacGill(...)

Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy gives a gracious speech after failing to be re-elected as a member of parliament for East Renfrewshire.  Photograph: Graham Stuart/Reuters

1. NuneatonAll eyes were on this midlands seat, one of the first of the battlegrounds to declare a result, for an early indication of trends in key ma(...)

 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage stands on stage as the results of the Thanet South vote are read at Winter Gardens in Margate. He failed to be elected. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters.

Ukip’s Nigel Farage has resigned as party leader after failing to win a seat in the Thanet South constituency in the UK general election. After(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the launch of his party’s election manifesto in Thurrock, Essex. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The Thurrock Hotel in Aveley, in a nondescript district of Essex near the Dartford Crossing bridge, hosts “Fawlty Towers Experience” dinners promising(...)

Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney giving an emotional speech during the Ukip Spring Conference at the Winter Gardens in Margate, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Kellie Maloney, once known as tough-talking boxing promoter Frank Maloney, was given a standing ovation by UK Independence Party (Ukip) supporters (...)

Newly elected Ukip MP Mark Reckless, who took
   42 per cent of the vote in the Rochester and Strood byelection
. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Clacton-on-Sea is a depressing, depressed town in Essex that has a reputation of having the highest number of mobility scooters for the elderly and in(...)

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