UKIP running ran Labour very close in Heywood by-election!

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.

UKIP win in Clacton

Close run race in Heywood (check out the fizzog on the victrix…yikes)

Analysis of UKIP’s two campaigns

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.

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6 comments on “UKIP running ran Labour very close in Heywood by-election!
  1. theasdgamer says:

    Were any Tories interviewed about Labour’s near loss?


  2. Spawny Get says:

    The Tory vote collapsed in Heywood…Not sure whether they didn’t want to talk, or nobody wanted to speak to them, or both.

    Clacton result is imminent. That’s just a matter of how big the UKIP win is. The Tory representatives talked shite there and in the main studio. So did Labour’s. UKIP woman was very reasonable and clear. The interviewer (Neil) suggested to them all that the people were just sick of the Tories and Labour…little smiling, much bullshitting ensued from the usual suspects.



  3. Cill says:

    Drat. The comment I just finished dropping on your other UKIP blog would have been better here. Never mind…


  4. Cill says:

    The part that got me laughing was the 25% result for The Monster Raving Loony Party at Clacton . From the other side of the world, it’s a bit like the Bill and Ben Party getting 25% of Labour’s total in Mangere.


  5. Spawny Get says:

    Oh that is exactly right…


  6. Spawny Get says:

    Yes…it would have been 😉


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