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UK BY-ELECTIONS last THURSDAY – UKIP does WELL but NO WINS!

This report at ConservativeHome about local by-elections from last Thursday was encouraging for UKIP:

In Billericay East Ward, the Tories lost 10.5% to UKIP, although the Conservative councillor was elected.

In Newtown Ward, UKIP gained 22.7% but still ran behind Labour and the Tory hopeful.

In Southway Ward, and in Primrose Ward, UKIP gained against Labour, and in Primrose the swing was nearly 30%!  Alas no win in either case.

Finally, a strange new party called Health Concern won a seat from UKIP in Stourport-on-Severn Division.

I would suggest that UKIP is here to stay but needs to build stronger coalitions to win those seats.

 

 


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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