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It seems there are a couple of by-elections taking place today (Thursday) – how exciting! Yes? No?

Lord Ashcroft seems to think so. He’s been indicating his own support for one of the candidates, according to this report in Pride’s Purge:

Former Conservative Party treasurer and deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft has tweeted his support for the UKIP candidate in today’s by-election in Clacton:


When even Tory Party peers are supporting UKIP against their own party – Cameron clearly has a BIG problem on his hands.

To be honest, the tweet in question doesn’t seem as rebellious as Tom is suggesting, although it is on the verge. More serious will be the problem facing him if Carswell wins, as it could sound the death knell for all Conservative hopes of ever having another majority government in the UK.

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