Thursday, 23 July 2009

Norwich North goes to the polls

Voting started today in the Norwich North by-election.

The UKIP candidate, Glenn Tingle, has run an excellent high profile campaign with the help of dozens of UKIP volunteers who travelled to Norwich to help deliver leaflets.  The West Midlands even contributed a coach load of people!

Despite the BBC freezing Glenn Tingle out of their election programming, for which they have yet to provide a reasonable excuse, hopes are still running high that Glenn could be the first successful UKIP candidate in a Westminster election.

The BBC, as you would expect, are continuing to report this as a two-horse race between the Conswervatives and Liebour despite the evidence from the people out knocking doors pointing to it being a run-off between the Conswervatives and UKIP.  The Lib Dims reckon it's between the Conswervatives and them.  The Greens are putting out their usual deluded guff about how well they're expecting to do (just like they did before the EU imperial elections last month).

Will Glenn Tingle be the next MP for Norwich North?  Only time will tell.  The UKIP campaign in Norwich North has been excellent but the BBC's campaign against UKIP has been persistent.  I think at worst, Glenn Tingle will come in second behind the Conswervatives and if he does come second it certainly won't be a reflection on the campaign.

4 comments:

ukipwebmaster said...

Good luck!

Steve Fowler's Blog. said...

Eastern RO Pete Reeve is running in the Ramsey By-election and is neck and neck with the Tory candidate so we could with win another council seat not matter what the result for Glenn, but lets hope for both ?.

Stephen said...

Your prediction was wrong by a considerable margin.

wonkotsane said...

Catch up ...

http://bloggers4ukip.blogspot.com/2009/07/norwich-north-result.html

http://bloggers4ukip.blogspot.com/2009/07/even-tories-are-unhappy-at-bbcs-anti.html