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UKIP come 2nd

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Labour has held on to its seat in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election with a comfortable majority while UKIP beat the Tories to second place. Michael Kane won with 13,261 votes, beating UKIP’s John Bickley, with 4,301, in second. BBC In other news, Paul Tew has reiterated his intention to stand for UKIP in…

Paul Tew to run on UKIP ticket

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When I came back to the table Paul had opened his laptop and pulled out his written notes – a couple of pages of printed A4. The laptop screen showed a multi-tabbed spreadsheet and I could see 155 rows. As he set out the agenda for the meeting I was glad I had brought my…

UKIP lose thanks to Tory vote splitters

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I liked this: UKIP’s Nigel Farage said the surge in support for his party was not a “freak result”, telling the BBC: “If the Conservatives hadn’t split our vote we would have won.” The BBC give the result as follows: Mike Thornton (Liberal Democrat) 13,342 Diane James (UKIP) 11,571 Maria Hutchings (Conservative) 10,559 John O’Farrell…

Initial thoughts on Cameron’s speech

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It looks like today will mark the beginning of two political campaigns. The first is for the next general election, as Cameron announces a key plank of the Tory Party’s manifesto. The second is for the referendum we have long been promised. It is true that the issue has been much debated, but now is…

Richard Lowe leaves UKIP

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Richard Lowe, UKIP PPC for Chester has fallen foul of this local party. Via Facebook: Reasons for me no longer being a UKIP PPC/Member: Local branch had issues with: 1) Leaving the EU wasn’t my reason for being in UKIP. 2) Whilst I like open borders, I was never campaigning for them as a PPC,…