Friday, 16 December 2011

UKIP fourth in Feltham & Heston

UKIP narrowly missed out on third place in yesterday's Feltham & Heston by-election, coming 88 votes short of the Limp Dems.

Labour increased its vote share, taking almost double the votes of the Tories who suffered a big slump.  The Lib Dems collapsed to just 5.8% compared to UKIP's 5.5%.

It's disappointing not to have at least come third but Feltham & Heston is a safe Labour seat and Andrew Charalambous kept his deposit unlike the BNP, Greens, English Democrats, London People Before Profit and the Bus-Pass Elvis Party who all failed to secure even half of UKIP's vote.

The turnout was just 28.8% which is the lowest election turnout in 11 years.