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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30140747

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UKIP's Reckless wins Rochester and Strood seat"

UKIP -+ 42%

COns - 14%

Lab - 12%

Lib Dems -15%. That's what happens when you sell voters out.

They NEED to start listening, stop immigration, dismantle the corrupt bankers and stop funding the leeches in London.

The headline should read....wreckless lose in Rochester and Strood seat

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Rochester seat borrowed by UKIP for 6 months. The UKIP majority was less than forecast. By next May all mainstream parties will have proposals to limit immigration through benefit changes and it will be seen that Clacton is when UKIP will have peaked in support. Shame though as having Farage in Westminster would have been a laugh.

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From the Social Media Last Week, the tone of comment about UKIP is in the form of:

Rochester Racists Roll Reckless.

Expect some extreme venom today.

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Rochester seat borrowed by UKIP for 6 months. The UKIP majority was less than forecast. By next May all mainstream parties will have proposals to limit immigration through benefit changes and it will be seen that Clacton is when UKIP will have peaked in support. Shame though as having Farage in Westminster would have been a laugh.

The majority was not less than forecast by you :lol:.

No doubt you will spend the next six months saying that UKIP will never have more than two MPs, in the same way you've spent the last month saying they will only ever have one MP and previously that they would never win a seat in parliament. Will you have to wait six months to be proved wrong again, or will there be more by elections before then? So much for Cameron's kitchen sink.

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The Tories will be quite pleased with the result. If UKIP had performed as they did in Clacton then maybe some venom but not really any need on the basis of the result in Rochester.

Its not the Tories with the venom..

Its the Anti UKIP public offendobots, who feel its OK to lie about a party...only last week, a UKIP candidate was accused of racism again.

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Its not the Tories with the venom..

Its the Anti UKIP public offendobots, who feel its OK to lie about a party...only last week, a UKIP candidate was accused of racism again.

What a UKIP candidate racist? Never.

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On the one hand I would agree with Campervanman...on the other, its all well and good saying clacton and Rochester are 'just by elections'...if turnout was in the 25-35% range as is often the case. Both had turnouts above 50%, general election turnout is likely to be in the 55-65% range...not wildly higher. Heywood for example had turnout of only 36%, which certainly boosted UKIP there IMO.

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From the Social Media Last Week, the tone of comment about UKIP is in the form of:

Rochester Racists Roll Reckless.

Expect some extreme venom today.

Yup, it's started already, no doubt with worse to follow :(.

What a UKIP candidate racist? Never.

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On the one hand I would agree with Campervanman...on the other, its all well and good saying clacton and Rochester are 'just by elections'...if turnout was in the 25-35% range as is often the case. Both had turnouts above 50%, general election turnout is likely to be in the 55-65% range...not wildly higher. Heywood for example had turnout of only 36%, which certainly boosted UKIP there IMO.

It isn't so much turnout that counts, it is people realising there is more at stake at a GE than a By Election when people can give the Government a kicking knowing that it won't have any effect on their lives.

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There were around 8,000 fewer votes cast in this byelection than in the 2010 General election, equating to some 20% of the votes cast in 2010.

Interestingly the LibDem candidate (Geoff Juby) was the same individual who stood in 2010, and saw his vote count drop from 7,800 in 2010 to 350 yesterday! Without knowing anything about Mr Juby it may be unfair to blame him for his party's reversal of fortunes. How Clegg limps on in the face of a string of such results is a mystery imo.

Labour also lost 7,000 votes between the elections too, albeit with a different candidate to 2010.

I wouldn't be too sure that the blues will be able to reverse this one in May, given the resources that were poured into the seat this time around.

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There were around 8,000 fewer votes cast in this byelection than in the 2010 General election, equating to some 20% of the votes cast in 2010.

Interestingly the LibDem candidate (Geoff Juby) was the same individual who stood in 2010, and saw his vote count drop from 7,800 in 2010 to 350 yesterday! Without knowing anything about Mr Juby it may be unfair to blame him for his party's reversal of fortunes. How Clegg limps on in the face of a string of such results is a mystery imo.

Labour also lost 7,000 votes between the elections too, albeit with a different candidate to 2010.

I wouldn't be too sure that the blues will be able to reverse this one in May, given the resources that were poured into the seat this time around.

pouring resources is a waste of time if those resources are the same shite that people are not needing...Like dropping boxes of swimsuits to the troops at the Battle of the Bulge.

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What I would like to see come the election time is the young people doing what they did in Scotland. a Pre-election explosion of political awareness and a determination to change politics amongst the young. It happened in Scotland ( and is continuing ), so why not here. We could well see an SNP/UKIP set of MPs holding the balance of power in the UK.

The young are being f**ked over for the sake of the grey vote and big business....it's time the young voted for real change.

I can see it happening.

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Interesting that UKIP won a council seat in Rochester at the same time. Another defector from the Tories who defected because the Tory council want to build thousands of more homes in Rochester. No wonder old Nimbys vote for UKIP.

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Interesting that UKIP won a council seat in Rochester at the same time. Another defector from the Tories who defected because the Tory council want to build thousands of more homes in Rochester. No wonder old Nimbys vote for UKIP.

I doubt the NIMBYs realise what will really happen when the establishment get a kick up the ****.

Short sightedfolk tend not to be ware of the consequences of their actions.

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There were around 8,000 fewer votes cast in this byelection than in the 2010 General election, equating to some 20% of the votes cast in 2010.

Interestingly the LibDem candidate (Geoff Juby) was the same individual who stood in 2010, and saw his vote count drop from 7,800 in 2010 to 350 yesterday! Without knowing anything about Mr Juby it may be unfair to blame him for his party's reversal of fortunes. How Clegg limps on in the face of a string of such results is a mystery imo.

Labour also lost 7,000 votes between the elections too, albeit with a different candidate to 2010.

I wouldn't be too sure that the blues will be able to reverse this one in May, given the resources that were poured into the seat this time around.

That would seem like a lot of Labour votes that switched to UKIP.

The LibDems look like they couldn't even convince their own party members to vote for them.

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The LibDems look like they couldn't even convince their own party members to vote for them.

:lol::lol::lol:

The lib-dems might as well disband. After what they have done, no one wants them. They are a reflection on all that is wrong in British politics.

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I blame the left for the rise of the UKIP fruitloops, it's so congenitally disorganized that it couldn't pour p1$$ out ofa boot if the instructions were printed on the heel

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I doubt the NIMBYs realise what will really happen when the establishment get a kick up the ****.

Short sightedfolk tend not to be ware of the consequences of their actions.

But the shortsighted folk in Rochester did give the establishment a kicking in the local government election. That is why they voted UKIP, to stop the establishment building thousands of new houses. Perfectly summed up by the analogy that voting for UKIP is like shitting in your own bed because you are fed up with dirty sheets.

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I blame the left for the rise of the UKIP fruitloops, it's so congenitally disorganized that it couldn't pour p1$$ out ofa boot if the instructions were printed on the heel

I blame all of them, left, right, middle, top bottom, back front. They are all to blame. 20 years of robbing us blind, foreign wars, unlimited immigration, the nanny state and suppression of civil liberties in the name of freedom.

UKIP is not the answer to the countries problems but it's certainly the only way for people to send a message to the establishment that enough is enough,

That's the only reason I will be voting for them.

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