Friday 30th November 2012 | 03:03
UKIP surge continues
*The UKIP surge continues*
*Tonight UKIP has confirmed its position as part of the political
mainstream. We came second in Rotherham, second in Middlesbrough and third
in Croydon North, beating the Tories in the North and the Lib Dems wherever
we stood. *
Nigel Farage the UKIP leader said,
“This is UKIP’s most impressive result in Westminster elections so far.
Jane Collins’ 21% in Rotherham was our best ever score and this is backed
up by 11% in Middlesbrough and coming third in Croydon North. This follows
our stunning result in Corby a few weeks ago. The political establishment
is just going to have to wake up to the fact that UKIP is here and here to
stay as a significant and rising mainstream part of British politics”.
He went on, “Today, UKIP represents the authentic voice of the
aspirational, hopeful people of this country, people who believe that we
can do better”.
Jane Collins said, “Another great result for UKIP in Yorkshire and a sign
that UKIP isn’t a part of the left or right but that it is at the centre of
our national debate”.
Richard Elvin, our candidate in Middlesbrough said “I am absolutely
delighted with the result. We have been building our base in the North East
and we will be contesting very seat, every ward. This is a tribute to the
hard work of all the activists here in the North East”.
Winston McKenzie in Croydon said, “ A great night for UKIP, a great night
for the electorate. More and more are joining us, and voting for us across
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