UKIP wins Rotherham by-election

UKIP has won the Rawmarsh council seat by-election in Rotherham

by The Commentator on 16 May 2013 23:28

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The UK Independence Party has tonight won another council seat in Britain after taking on Labour in its stronghold of Rawmarsh in Rotherham.

The results which came in moments ago declared that UKIP had won the seat by 104 votes, with Caven Vines (UKIP) beating Lisa Marie Wright (LAB).

The Conservative Party's vote full through entirely, with the party garnering just 108 votes compared to UKIP's 1143 and Labour's 1039. The Liberal Democrats came an embarrassing last place with only 28 votes, coming in behind the Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts (61) and the British National Party (80).

Meanwhile, the Conservatives gained a seat from the Liberal Democrats tonight in Somerset, while Labour took a seat in Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, from the Conservatives. 

UKIP recently stunned the British political establishment by taking 147 council seats in the recent local elections. 

Rotherham's previous experiences with UKIP have also been reported across the media, when in 2012 parents were found to have been discriminated against for adoption based on their UKIP party memberships.

FULL RESULTS, RAWMARSH:

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