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UKIP by-election success shows solid support as we humiliate Labour into fourth place


Published Dec 09, 2016

UKIP leapfrogged Labour into second place in the Sleaford & North Hykeham by-election last night taking 13.5% of the vote and reinforcing the Party as the Opposition in waiting as the Conservatives held the seat abandoned by its former MP.

A humiliated Labour Party were beaten into fourth place behind the Lib Dems.

PNandVA.gifUKIP leader Paul Nuttall, who accompanied candidate Victoria Ayling at the count, said it was a "great result" for the party following the turmoil of recent months.

He said: "If someone would have offered me second place at the beginning of the campaign, considering we were in the middle of a leadership election and the party resembled a bit of a shambles over the summer, I would have bitten their hand off.

"I think it's a really good way to get my leadership off the ground. This is a small step on a long road."

Here are the final results from the by-election:

Candidate Party Vote Vote%
Dr Caroline Johnson Conservatives 17,570 53.51%
Victoria Ayling Ukip 4,426 13.48%
Ross Pepper Lib Dems 3,606 10.98%
Jim Clarke Labour 3,363 10.24%
Marianne Overton Lincs Independents 2,892 8.81%
Sarah Stock Independent 462 1.41%
The Iconic Arty-Pole Loony 200 0.61%
Paul Coyne ND 186 0.57%
Mark Suffield ND 74 0.23%
David Bishop BP Elvis 55 0.17%
       
Conservative Majority 13,144 (40.03%)    
0.24% swing C to UKIP      
Electorate 88,712. Turnout 32,834 (37.01%)    

 

 

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