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UKIP takes a STRONG SECOND in local by-election in UK!

The Tories successfully defended a by-election for a council seat in Gravesham/Meopham North last Thursday.  But it was the second place tally that is interesting to me!  Because UKIP took second!

John Cubitt (Conservative) – 648 votes

Geoffrey Clark (UKIP) – 462 votes

David Gibson (LibDem) – 148 votes

Andrew Mylett (Labour) – 112 votes

The turnout was just over 38% percent.  UKIP used a local environmental issue to breat up on the Tories who wanted to build in the greenways:

Party leader and Kent MEP Nigel Farage said: “Geoffrey has done us proud and coming second only to the Conservatives proves that Ukip is fast becoming a growing force in British politics.

“People are starting to realise that we are not just about the EU, but also offer credible policies on what matters to them locally at a time when the so-called mainstream parties are failing them.

It’s great to see UKIP do well.  The party may be on verge of being more than a protest vote.  The PM needs to schedule that referendum vote on the EU…

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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