Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UKIP!)

There was a minor council by-election last Thursday – the Silverdale and Parksite ward of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.

It was a Labour hold but very interestingly it showed a strong 7.3% swing from UKIP to Labour in an area which was supposed to be a target for Nigel Farage’s party.

Not great news for Nigel I would imagine, who has recently been trying to convince everyone that UKIP doesn’t only enjoy support in the south-east of England and will be targeting more seats in traditional Labour strongholds from now on.

A Thatcher-worshipping, right-wing Tory splinter group campaigning to win over traditional Labour voters?

Good luck to him with that.

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Related articles by Tom Pride:

UKIP supporters desecrate graves with swastikas

UKIP activist calls Drummer Lee Rigby’s family ‘idiots’

Newly elected UKIP councillor in court accused of being a benefit cheat (not satire!)

The UKIP – under us…

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