IBTimes went to Clacton to see how the parties were campaigning ahead of what could be an historic by-election.IBTimes UK

Ukip are on the verge of a historic breakthrough. The Eurosceptic party could return its first MP after a by-election on 9 October. The vote was triggered after Douglas Carswell defected from the Tories to Nigel Farage's party and stepped down as an MP. IBTimes UK visited Ukip's campaign office to see the 'purple election machine' in action.