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UKIP records best ever by-election result
Date 16/11/2012 17:33  Author webmaster  Hits 2399  Language Global
<< Nigel Farage with UKIP's candidate for Corby, Margot Parker

The UK Independence Party took third place in the Corby by-election, with over 14% of the vote, 5,108 votes, well ahead of the Liberal Democrats (5%) who lost their deposit.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said:

"This is a great result for UKIP, along with the other results coming in from around the country today - including the 31% we scored in a by-election in Manchester - it confirms that we are now established as the third force in British politics.


"As a Corby resident said on Question Time last night 'UKIP is a breath of fresh air'.

"This is our best by-election result ever. We now move on to the by-elections in Middlesbrough and in Rotherham, where we already have a strong electoral footprint and we expect to do even better still."

The final poll results were:

 
• Andy Sawford (Lab) 17,267 (48.41%, +9.71%)
• Christine Emmett (C) 9,476 (26.57%, -15.63%)
• Margot Parker (UKIP) 5,108 (14.32%)
• Jill Hope (LD) 1,770 (4.96%, -9.48%)
• Gordon Riddell (BNP) 614 (1.72%, -2.93%)
• David Wickham (Eng Dem) 432 (1.21%)
• Jonathan Hornett (Green) 378 (1.06%)
• Ian Gillman (Ind) 212 (0.59%)
• Peter Reynolds (Cannabis) 137 (0.38%)
• David Bishop (Elvis) 99 (0.28%)
• Mr Mozzarella (Ind) 73 (0.20%)
• Dr Rohen Kapur (Young) 39 (0.11%)
• Adam Lotun (Dem 2015) 35 (0.10%)
• Chris Scotton (UPP) 25 (0.07%)





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