Hear! Hear!JUBILANT UKIP leader Nigel Farage has hailed his partyís local election success as ďremarkableĒ after they won nearly 150 council seats.
The beaming politician sank a pint of English ale at a pub in Westminster as his party emerged as the biggest winner.
They also surged to second place behind Labour in the South Shields parliamentary by-election, pushing the Lib Dems into SEVENTH.
Mr Farage hailed an astonishing night of progress and claimed his eurosceptic party are in with a chance of securing a seat at Westminster.
Election success ... Farage in Westminster
With most votes counted, UKIP had 144 councillors ó a massive 136 more than when the same seats were last contested in 2009.