UKIP has its second MP
David Borrelli, co-chairman of the Group EFDD, today called Nigel Farage to congratulate him on behalf of the entire Group EFDD for election (or re-election) to the House of Commons, of the UKIP candidate Mark Reckless, who recently quit the conservative party. During their phone call, Borrelli reconfirmed to Farage its full support and willingness to strengthen their cooperation in the common fights at the European Parliament.
Mark Reckless made British political history in the early hours of this morning by becoming the second MP elected to Westminster under a UKIP banner. Accepting victory at just after 4am, Mark thanked the people of Rochester & Strood for showing their support for his decision to leave the Conservative Party for UKIP. Referencing research that put his electorate at 271 in a list of likely UKIP seats, Mark said: "If we can win here, we can win across the country. If you vote UKIP, you get UKIP. "Imagine what it would be like to have a block of UKIP MPs at Westminster large enough to hold the balance of power. "If you believe in an independent Britain, come with us and we will give you back your country."