Collapse of Respect & No Shows by BNP & English Democrats Behind Electoral Success of UKIP in Rotherham

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The Rotherham Parliamentary Seat was last contested in 2012 in a by election.  The results in percentage terms were as follows (the figures in brackets are the aggregated Local Authority figures for 2014):

BNP – 8.5 (0)

Conservative – 5.4 (9.5)

English Democrats – 3.3 (0)

Green – 0 (0.7)

Independents – 3 (2.7)

Labour – 46.3 (40.9)

Liberal Democrat – 2.1 (0.2)

Respect – 8.3 (0.7)

TUSC – 1.2 (0.6)

UKIP – 21.8 (44.3)

For the record, Labour’s support fell by 5.4 percentage points; BNP’s by 8.5 (no candidates in 2014); Respect’s by 7.6 and the English Democrats by 3.3 (no candidates in 2014).  All other parties saw their vote share between 2012 and 2014 fall, except that UKIP’s support rose by 22.5 percentage points and that of the Conservative’s by 4.1.

 

 

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