Thank you for voting UKIP

Published May 08, 2015

thanks_for_voting_ukip.pngThanks to you and the nearly four million others who voted UKIP in yesterday’s General Election, we QUADRUPLED our vote from the 2010 election.

With nearly 4 million votes, UKIP is now the third largest party in British politics in terms of vote share.

We held our seat in Clacton, and congratulations must go to the re-elected Douglas Carswell MP, and we scored a phenomenal number of second places – 120 all told (none in 2010) – proving that we've become the voice of opposition to the establishment.  

In many constituencies we are now the opposition, on behalf of ordinary people who have been neglected and taken for granted for decades.

In places like Sunderland, Dagenham and Stoke we've proven ourselves to be the voice of reason, the voice of the people, and we are proud to have a solid foundation upon which to build and to restore real democracy.

During the course of this election we fought a positive campaign and provided hope and truth for the electorate and driven the political agenda.

However, it is disappointing that the country's outdated voting system means nearly 4 million votes for UKIP translates into a minimal number of seats.  The SNP needs just 25,000 votes to gain a seat and with it a disproportionate slice of power in Westminster, whereas over 3.5 million votes only translated to one seat for us.

Now, more than ever, our electoral system looks broken and in need of fixing. The cause of electoral reform is something we will look to take up on behalf of the millions disenfranchised by the current system.

Another cause close to our hearts is our continued campaign for Britain to be once again an independent, sovereign nation outside of the EU. We need your continued support if we are going to fulfil our aim of an in/out referendum, the terms of which we will of course have to scrutinise carefully.

We believe that Britain that is more than just a star on someone else’s flag.

In short, whilst this General Election battle may be over, the campaign for a better Britain has only just begun. We hope we can count on your continued support.

Please click here to donate £5 today.

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