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This BBC report told me what I feared:  UKIP did not do well in the local elections.

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has rejected calls by one of its MEPs for leader Nigel Farage to stand down after it failed to make a breakthrough in English council elections.

The party made no net gains despite Mr Farage suggesting beforehand that it could double its 19 councillors.

The leader however will not quit and the party apparently stands behind Farage.  There were some positive news:

UKIP sources pointed out that while its performance in the English local elections was not “startling”, the party had secured more votes than in any previous local election and had come second in more wards than ever before.

I cannot comment on if Farage should stay or go but I agree that a chance was squandered to build on the momentum of the recent by-election in Barnsley Central where UKIP came in second.  I still support UKIP and its goals!  Does any of my UK readers have a thought on this?

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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