South Shields By-Election Betting: Don't bank on the UKIP bounce ending any time soon

Labour should win South Shields but Nigel Farage will grab the headlines

As usual, the first Thursday in May means a big night for UK politics, with the South Shields by-election and thousands of seats being contested in local elections. With UKIP widely expected to maintain their recent progress, Paul Krishnamurty assesses the longer term implications... 

"This level of scrutiny and hostility...is the price of success, or at least potential success, and reflects the growing fear UKIP generate amongst the political establishment."

Paul Krishnamurty

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