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David Davis predicts Clacton and Rochester by-elections

A Conservative MP claimed there would be no further Tory MPs defecting to UKIP, but predicted the Clacton by-election next month "looks like it is going to be a walkover" for UKIP.

David Davis, a former Tory leadership contender, spoke to Andrew Neil on the Sunday Politics about UKIP's electoral chances, but he added Rochester would be a tougher fight for the anti-EU party.

A by-election is being held in the Essex seat on 9 October after Douglas Carswell stood down to stand again on a UKIP ticket.

A date is be set for a poll in the Kent seat being vacated by Tory MP Mark Reckless who will stand as the UKIP candidate.

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