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Nigel Farage was filmed offering a hilarious response after discovering Reform UK has simply received its fifth and ultimate seat within the General Election.

After a prolonged recount, James McMurdock clinched South Basildon and East Thurrock from the Tories, with Labour creeping up into second place.

Mr McMurdock received the seat with a marginal 98-vote majority over Labour, securing 30.8 p.c of the vote to their 30.5 p.c.

Meanwhile, the Tories crashed down by 39.8 p.c in one other drubbing.

As Reform UK’s latest MP knowledgeable Mr Farage that Labour had conceded, the celebration’s jubilant chief was filmed telling him: “Your life is ruined completely. Congratulations!”.

He joins Mr Farage himself in parliament, together with the celebration’s three different victorious candidates Lee Anderson, Richard Tice and Rupert Lowe.

In a follow-up video posted to Twitter, Mr Farage delighted within the win, regardless of Mr McMurdock being a “paper candidate”.

“Drafted in at the last minute, former city boy, and he was absolutely neck-and-neck with Labour in the seat.

“So I rang him up earlier and mentioned ‘Look, give me the title of your agent so I can ring him up and discover out what’s occurring’ as a result of they have been on their third recount.

“He said, ‘I don’t have an agent, I’m my own agent!’. I replied ‘Well who’s in the hall watching the vote counting?’, he said ‘my mum and dad!’

“And he is received, he is an MP! Go on my son!”

The fifth victory for Reform came shortly after a press conference with his four Reform UK Commons colleagues in central London, at which Nigel Farage declared his party’s new focus will be going “after Labour votes”, with the new MP for Clacton telling a London press conference: “Old Labour was very, very patriotic. It believed within the nation. It believed in its individuals. New Labour far much less so”.

“And the journey that Lee Anderson has been on is a journey that a minimum of a few million individuals have been on, and it will be many, many extra by the point we’re completed, as a result of little question, our precedence now could be to go after Labour votes. That is what we’ll be doing.”

Asked at a press convention how he would vet Reform candidates correctly going ahead, together with for racism, he mentioned: “Very easy. You go back through their social media records. You obviously do police checks and things like that. No, it’s not difficult to do it and the message has to be clear and simple.

“We don’t desire anybody like that concerned with us. Indeed I imply the racism downside within the Labour Party was huge, however to Keir Starmer’s credit score, truly, he did rather a lot by eliminating Jeremy Corbyn, who sarcastically has been re-elected.

“There’s an awful lot we can do. There is plenty of racism in British politics. It’s mostly in the Labour Party.”

Reform UK was projected to win 13 seats within the preliminary 10pm exit ballot final evening, but it surely appeared the key ultimate voter survey struggled to mission the celebration’s true efficiency as a result of it not current on the final election.

The fifth win does, nonetheless, put Reform UK on extra seats than the Green Party, and the brand new group of 4 pro-Gaza unbiased MPs who pulled of a shock rout of the Labour Party and unseated shadow cupboard minister Jonathan Ashworth.