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Voting for the UK Independence Party could knock thousands of pounds off house prices, the Conservatives have said.
Tory strategists believe they could be spared a humiliating landslide at the hands of Ukip on Thursday's Rochester and Strood by-election, as homeowners fear a Ukip MP would indelibly tarnish the area's reputation as a hotbed of anger at immigration.
Conservative strategists have noted how house prices stagnated in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham after the BNP won swathes of council seats in 2006 and middle class families moved out, while values in surrounding areas surged reports the Telegraph.
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Victory for the UK Independence Party in next week's crunch Rochester and Strood by-election would put the country at greater risk of "insecurity and instability in our economy", David Cameron has warned.
Polls suggest Mr Cameron's Tories are facing defeat in the November 20 contest at the hands of Nigel Farage's Ukip, which is aiming to elect its second MP to Parliament.
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They say similar concerns have been raised by some voters in Rochester and Strood, as well as in the Clacton by-election last month.
Ukip reacted furiously, saying the "absurd" theory was a sign of "desperation" ahead of a by-election that Mark Reckless, the Tory defector, is confident of winning.
"The danger is if you vote Ukip, the value of your house will go down," said Charles Walker, the MP for Broxbourne, who was campaigning in the town this afternoon.
Three bedroom bungalows in the town, half an hour from the capital, can sell for more than £400,000.
Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, said: "It's an absurd utterance, from a candidate who fails to impress.
"The Tories' desperation has reached new levels. It's not going to impress anyone."
Paul Nuttall, the deputy leader who was campaigning with Mr Reckless, said Labour had told voters in northern by-elections that they risked losing their council houses if Ukip won. "It's the politics of fear," he said.
Mr Reckless said he hoped to increase property values by attracting investment to the area.
Property experts have said there is no data to verify the theory.
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