UKIP’s Robin Hunter-Clarke has vowed he will ‘be back’ after losing out to the Tories for the Boston and Skegness seat.
Speaking after the results, Mr Hunter-Clarke said his party had showed a ‘huge achievement’ in gaining 14,645 votes in the constituency - putting them in second place.
“We’ve shaved thousands off the Tory majority,” he said.
“I believe in the future we have a real opportunity to take this seat.”
He emphasised he had achieved the ‘biggest swing’ to UKIP in the country, adding: “In five year’s time, I will be back.”