Thursday, 6 January 2011

Oldham East & Saddleworth

The Christmas and New Year break is over and we're straight into a curiously timed by election in Oldham East & Saddleworth.

This by election was called after the Labour MP and former minister, Phil Woolas, was found guilty of illegal election campaigning by telling lies about his Lib Dem opponent.

Amusingly, the Lib Dems are expected to do even worse after their betrayal of the poor saps who voted for them on the basis of their opposition to tuition fees the English university tax.  Getting Phil Woolas convicted of breaking electoral law is the only success they're likely to get in Oldham.

The downside is that the Labour candidate is odds-on to win the by election.  It seems that people in Oldham have short memories if they can forget that it was a lying, cheating Labour candidate they were conned into voting for and a lying, cheating Labour Party that has spent the last decade destroying the country.

UKIP's candidate for the election is Paul Nuttall MEP, a local and an excellent future MP.  Only one party can deal with the out-of-control immigration, high tax, illiberal society that the LibLabCon have created.  UKIP policies include a cap on economic immigration, a flat tax that will take low paid workers out of the tax system entirely, rolling back the database state, abolishing quangos and of course leaving the EU.