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UKIP romps through Ipswich pushing Tories into third place

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Polling High: UKIP Leader Nigel Farage

Polling High: UKIP Leader Nigel Farage

Initial results from the Suffolk County Council elections in Ipswich have seen the Conservative candidate relegated to third place in every division apart from  Bixley, where UKIP did not stand, and in Rushmere, where high-profile Conservative Judy Terry has lost her seat by nearly 500 votes. UKIP polled 401 votes in  Rushmere.

UKIP have clearly taken votes from many disaffected Tories, reflecting their national results, where 1 in 4 people have voted UKIP in these local elections.

In the parliamentary by-election in South Shields, UKIP also pushed the Tory candidate into third place, with Labour holding on to the seat, formerly occupied by David Miliband.

More results and analysis to follow…

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Author: gavinmaclure

IT professional; political blogger, former Conservative councillor

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