United Kingdom Independence Party leader (UKIP), Nigel Farage (C) and members of the UKIP team celebrate after Mark Reckless won the Rochester and Strood by-election at Medway Park
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UKIP's Reckless wins Rochester and Strood seat

Nigel Farage has said UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year's election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.

UKIP's leader said Mark Reckless's win made him think the party could take twice as many seats as it had thought.

Mr Reckless took 16,867 votes, 2,920 more than Conservative Kelly Tolhurst's 13,947, with Labour's Naushabah Khan on 6,713 - ahead of the Green Party.

Nick Robinson reports.

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