Mair says UKIP can build on by-elections and win Horncastle

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UKIP candidate Colin Mair believes he can cash in on the party’s stunning by-election performances and win the Louth and Horncastle seat.

Last week, UKIP won its first Parliamentary seat in Clacton and came close to a stunning victory in the Labour stronghold of Heywood and Middleton.

Mr Mair is confident he can repeat that in Louth and Horncastle when the Conservatives will be defending a 13,871 majority secured by Sir Peter Tapsell in 2010.

Mr Mair said: “I was campaigning in Clacton and Heywood and met a lot of very disillusioned Tory and Labour voters.

“It’s not just about immigration or the EU. Voters genuinely believe the two main parties have lost touch.

“It’s going to be tough, the ball is rolling, we can win.”