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Right-wing party surges in UK by-election

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives took a pummeling on Friday after results of a by-election showed surging support for the right-wing United Kingdom Independence Party.

Such deep inroads into the Conservative vote, if sustained at a general election in two years, could oust the Conservatives from power and usher the Labor Party back into No. 10 Downing Street.

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