Friday, 27 July 2012

Second place for UKIP in Norfolk

UKIP candidate Denis Crawford came second in a by-election in Harling & Heathlands, Norfolk yesterday.

The Tories retained the seat with 56.3%, UKIP were second with 22.9% and the Labour candidate came last with 21% of the vote.

It's no longer unusual for UKIP to win a by-election, normal for UKIP to come second or third and rare to finish fourth or worse. The only thing standing between UKIP and national electoral success are vested interests and good old inertia.