Update / Summary
UKIP won its first MP (Member of Parliament) in Clacton. Carswell got 60% of the vote. The Monster Raving Loony Party got 25% of the vote achieved by the LibDems…still laughing about that.
UKIP gave Labour the willies in Heywood (scared them) by running them very close. Very close.
Close run race in Heywood (check out the fizzog on the victrix…yikes)
This was supposed to be a safe seat for Labour. Their national party representative is squirming in an interview by Andrew Neil in the main studio. Second recount is underway…’big shock’. Local Labour representative is not available. (Hiding in the toilets?)
Result – Labour win by 617 (UKIP 11016 vs 11633 Labour). By-election date was set ASAP by a Labour party fearing UKIP would gain momentum off of Clacton victory. So close, so close in a Labour ‘safe’ seat. Tories got 3500ish. Vote Tory get Labour
Clacton still expected to go to UKIP easily (from Tory).
Result – UKIP walked it. 21000 to 8000, UKIP to Tory.
Fun, fun, fun
On to Rochester. Have you watched the movie ‘ironclad’? It was set there. It’s fighting time. The Tories are FIGHTING that one. Latest poll shows 9% UKIP lead.
Both Andrew Neil and I like the female UKIP representative. She is the only one talking sense with him…and that fact shines out.