United Kingdom

British Eurosceptics Come Second in By-Election

UKIP close behind the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives pushed into third place

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David Cameron has insisted the Tories can "win people back" after a disastrous result in the Eastleigh by-election saw the party beaten into third by UKIP.

The Prime Minister attempted to shrug off the severe blow by calling a huge surge in support for the eurosceptic party a mid-term "protest".

"It's disappointing for the Conservative Party but we must remain true to our principles, true to our course, and that way we can win people back," he said.