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PM David Cameron bloodied but defiant

By Lindsay Watling

David Cameron has insisted he still believes he could win another term next year despite significant losses in the local elections at the hands of Ukip.

The Prime Minister admitted his party needed to show it had the "answers" on issues such as immigration and vowed to work "flat out" to prove this to hard working people.

He added: "The economy is growing, we are creating jobs, but we have got to work harder and we have got to really deliver on issues that are frustrating people and frustrating me, like welfare reform and immigration and making sure people really benefit from this recovery."

Eurosceptic colleagues will be unconvinced, however, and he faces growing pressure ahead of the announcement of the European election results on Sunday.

One of them, Basildon and Billericay MP John Baron, has already taken a swipe at the Tory leader, accusing him of "mistakes".

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