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June 30, 2006

UKIP in Bromley

As a little birdie told me the aim (or hope, desire,) for the UK Independence Party in hte Bromley and Chiselhurst by-election was to come second or third.

                            BROMLEY AND CHISLEHURST                         
                                                                         
Bob Neill, Conservative: 11,621
(- 11,962 from 2005)
Ben Abbotts, Liberal Democrat: 10,988
(+ 1,620)
Nigel Farage, UKIP: 2,347
(+ 872)
Rachel Reeves, Labour: 1,925
(- 8,316)
Ann Garrett, Green: 811
(- 659)
Paul Winnett, National Front: 476
John Hemming-Clarke, Independent: 442
Steven Uncles, English Democrats: 212
John Cartwright, Monster Raving Looney Party: 132
Nick Hadziannis, Independent: 65
Anne Belsey, Money Reform Party: 33
So, the interesting question becomes, given Bob Neill’s problems over his eligibility to stand (a strict reading of the law, given that he held an "office for profit under the Crown" is that he was not) did they come third or second? Because it is at least possible that the Lib-Dems will pursue this eligibility question and the votes for Bob could be thrown away.

Fun eh?

June 30, 2006 in Politics | Permalink

Comments

Yes, Elaib mentioned this delicious débacle to me as he roasted a large chunk of pig stuffed with Maredsous cheese. Sybaritic, and enough for sarnies on the morrow, too.

Conservative Party Central must be spitting tacks. I'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall when this teensy problemette was finally spotted.

Posted by: auntymarianne | Jul 1, 2006 8:35:06 AM

Cameron should join the LibDems.

Posted by: Ross | Jul 6, 2006 8:01:27 AM