Friday, 20 September 2013

One win and 2 second places yesterday

UKIP had three great results in three hard-fought by-elections yesterday.

Star Etheridge came a strong second in the Coseley by-election for a seat on Labour-dominated Dudley MBC.  This by-election was a two horse race between UKIP and Labour with UKIP putting in an extraordinary amount of effort which was sadly not enough to overcome the tribal Labour vote.  The vote splitter Tories were a distant third with the BNP worryingly in a strong fourth place, followed by the Green Party in fifth and the National Front in sixth and last place where they belong.

Mike Bull saw off a strong challenge by the Tories to win the Seasalter by-election for Canterbury City Council.  The Tories came second followed by Labour in third, Lib Dems in fourth (get used to it guys, it's not going to get any better) and the loony Greens fifth and last.

Ruth Duffin came a very good second in the Four Marks & Mestead by-election for East Hampshire District Council behind the Conservative candidate. The Labour candidate came third whilst the Green candidate once again came fourth and last.

Coseley East (Dudley MBC)
Clem BaughLabour105355.54%
Star EtheridgeUKIP47825.21%
Julian RyderConservative19010.02%
Ken GriffithsBNP1206.33%
Becky BlatchfordGreen331.74%
Kevin Andrew InmanNational Front160.84%
Turnout: 19.42%

Seasalter (Canterbury City Council)
Mike BullUKIP644%
Annette SteinConservative522%
Rachel Natalie GoodwinLabour307%
Keith John Michael HookerLib Dem147%
Russell John Charles PageGreen54%
Turnout: 26.1%

Four Marks & Mestead (East Hants DC)
Ingrid ThomasConservative749%
Ruth DuffinUKIP348%
Janice TreacherLabour119%
Marjorie PooleyGreen73%
Turnout: 25.86%