Thursday, 27 December 2012

UKIP wins Lancing by-election with nearly 50% of vote

We missed this pre-Christmas piece of election news: UKIP candidate wins big in Lancing by-election seat.

UKIP candidate, Dr Sidney Hilsum, beat the Conservatives and Lib Dems in a by-election for Lancing Parish Council, taking almost 50% of the vote.  Cllr Dr Sidney Hilsum becomes the third UKIP councillor on Lancing Parish Council, along with Cllrs Jean Turner and David Bamber.

The council controversially didn't send polling cards to electors resulting in a turnout of just 10%.

The final result was:

Turnout 10%