PM suffers blow in UK local polls
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
The anti-immigration United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) was celebrating some of its best ever results on May 3 following local elections which delivered a bloody nose to Britain’s ruling coalition. UKIP leader Nigel Farage said his eurosceptic party could no longer be dismissed as a protest movement after winning an average of 26 percent of the vote with a fifth of the results declared. UKIP still does not have a single member of Parliament. Elections were held on May 2 in 34 local authorities in England and another in Wales, with more than 2,300 seats up for grabs.