Diane James, UKIP, has put in an outstanding performance and come very close to winning at Eastleigh. This is one of the most impressive performances in vote building at any by-election and particularly at a short election period. On the percentage rise in UKIP support, an average election period would have seen them move their vote up to 37.08% to win the seat and have seen the Conservatives slugging it out with Labour and the Monster Raving Looney Party at the bottom of the list.
Those voting Conservative let the LibDems win Eastleigh as UKIP just failed to beat the LibDem vote.
The outstanding performance in the by-election was by UKIP and those voting Conservative split the UKIP vote to let the Libdems retain the seat previously held by disgraced LibDem Minister, the pervert Huhne.
The final UKIP vote was 27.8% against the Libdem 32.06%. The Conservatives managed to claw back some UKIP votes by claiming that a vote for UKIP was a vote for the LibDems when in reality a vote for Conservatives was to prove a vote for the LibDems.
LibCon Leader Cameron saw his candidate limp into third place behind UKIP, managing only to pull his vote up to 25.37%. This is a warning for those voting at subsequent elections that a vote for the Conservatives will be a vote for the LibDems or the LabourNationalSocialists.
The only consolation for Cameron was the total collapse of the LabourNationalSocialists who just made it into forth place at 9.82%.
The only consolation for Milliband and Balls is that they were not overtaken by the Monster Raving Looney Party and forced into an ignominious fifth place. However, it shows that the British voters are not buying Ball’s message of “live now pay later and hang the consequences”. His Obama-like policy would ensure that British credit ratings would fall to ‘junk’ status and voters have come to realize this.
The real significance of the UKIP performance is that they have moved from forth to third to second in the running for seats whether traditionally held by Libdem, Conservative or LabourNationalSocialist, This increases the probability that UKIP will win the majority of votes next year in the European Parliamentary Elections.
If UKIP can maintain the momentum, they could even achieve a majority Government at Westminster in 2015, a result that would have been unbelievable only a year ago and demonstrating how voters across Europe are acting against the professional politicians who have done so much to harm their countries.
UKIP Leader Nigel farage should now see fairer converage by the news media and an increase in funding contributions, but he is also likely to see a very dirty tricks campaign by Eurocrats and the three old failed British political Parties who have come to fear UKIP as a mortal threat to their cosy snout-in-the-trough environment, their sleaze and incompetence.