Friday 1 May 2009

UKIP candidate beats Labour in by-election

UKIP candidate, Joseph Fox, has achieved a respectable second place in the Tadworth and Walton ward in the Reigate and Banstead by-election in Surrey.

The by-election was won convincingly by the Tory candidate, Richard Bennett, with 925 votes compared to 350 (24.34%) for Joseph Fox with the Labour candidate, David Knowles, bringing up the rear with a paltry 163 votes.

Obviously, a win for UKIP would have been the ideal outcome but isn't it satisfying to see Labour's terminal decline into electoral oblivion?