Eight out of ten voters are "suitable for Ukip", a defeated county chairman has claimed.
The coalition's battle for control of the 'shire' councils up for grabs today is being hijacked by Ukip, with all the attention now on the performance of Nigel Farage's party.
The Conservatives appear to have ended their assault on Ukip one day before this year's shire local elections, as a poll puts Nigel Farage's party on an eye-watering 22%.
Ukip has suspended a council election candidate following allegations she made comments online claiming the Second World War was 'engineered by Zionist Jews'.
The Conservative councillor who feared a 'sexual volcano' at a new boarding school has resigned his party after acknowledging "extremely foolish" remarks.
Conservative and Liberal Democrat backbenchers cut the coalition's majority to 27 but never seriously threatened a defeat in the clash over rules controlling home extensions.
Ukip's victory in a recent council by-election puts even more pressure on the Conservatives ahead of the May local elections.
Private investigators operating outside surveillance laws are enjoying a boom period of employment by councils, according to a civil liberties group.
A local council is refusing to sack a binman who defecated on a pensioner's drive.
Cornwall county councillor finally bows to public pressure after saying disabled children should be 'put down'.
Labour MPs have proposed local councils consider renaming streets after fallen soldiers.
Nick Clegg will insist the coalition remains focused on spreading economic prosperity beyond the south-east, in a speech in London later.
George Galloway's victory in Bradford West reflects a "political vacuum" which could lead to the rise of extremism and violence, a report has warned.
The government is crushing the independence of charities to get its way, a panel representing the voluntary sector has said.
Local authorities could be on the brink of a revolution freeing them from subservience to Whitehall, the leader of Manchester city council has claimed.
Conservative finger-pointing has triggered bitter clashes over the toxic issue of politicians' expenses.
Labour faces a period of bitter infighting in Bristol, after an intervention from party HQ prompted the resignation of its leader in the city.
Exit polls are suggesting independent candidate George Ferguson is likely to be chosen as Bristol's first elected mayor.
Argyll and Bute council has caved into massive online pressure after banning a nine-year-old blogger from photographing her school meals.
Boris Johnson has seen off Labour hopes of a Ken Livingstone revival to triumph in the 2012 London mayoral race.
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