Wednesday, September 5, 2007

UKIP Welsh campaign - more money down the drain...

As well as being utterly humiliated during the election campaign for the Welsh Assembly it appears the United Kingdom Independence Party chucked huge amounts of cash down the drain as well.
They spent £152,367 and gained just 38,490 votes - so each vote for UKIP cost the party an incredible £3.69!

When compared to the campaign cost of other parties and votes gained then UKIP was the biggest loser:-

£0.54 BNP (£22,880 for 42,197 votes).
£0.83 Greens (£28,082 for 33,803 votes).
£0.87 Labour (£250,000 for 288,954 votes).
£1.18 Cons (£245,973 for 209,153 votes).
£1.20 Plaid (£245,475 for 204,757 votes).
£2.09 Lib-Dems (£239,799 for 114,500 votes).
£3.96 UKIP (£152,367 for 38,490 votes).
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UKIP Councillor Stephen Allison - useless and misleading...

Pity the poor electorate who voted for the United Kingdom Independence Party and elected Councillor Stephen Allison as their representative on Hartlepool Council.

It should come as no surprise that Councillor Allison could only be bothered to attend 7 of the 111 council meetings he was supposed to attend, despite pocketing a yearly allowance of £5,410 - or £772.85p for every meeting attended.

It should come as no surprise that yet another UKIP politician is exposed as having their greedy snout deep in the trough of hard earned taxpayers money while failing the very electorate who put their trust in UKIP and elected this wastrel as their elected Representative on Hartlepool Council.

It also appears that Councillor Allison is fond of threatening people with his solicitors when they question exactly where he lives as this interesting email exchange on the 'High Tax Hartelpool' website shows.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

UKIP as popular a nuclear waste

The latest ICM poll published by the Guardian doesn't even show UKIP registering a single point. Not a single respondent said the party would be their choice at the next election.

Even more surprising is that this poll was carried while the EU reform treaty was making headline news. With levels of Eurosceptism still extremely high in the UK, UKIP should be enjoying is most buoyant time since its 2004 election success, yet it seems not even to be registering on the radar of most of the electorate. A moderator on UKIP's biggest unofficial web forum blamed the parties miserable performance on the "fraudsters and madmen" in the party who "beset us with their pet obsessions".

The news led prominent UKIP blogger and Woking's UKIP PPC, Matt Davies, to describe UKIP as "a sinking ship" ... "irrelevant and beaten". Our sentiments exactly Matt.
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