Forget the spin and read the facts. Support for UKIP has collapsed and yet this is despite the increasing financial crisis in the EU! Council seats have been lost and the vote is down. The three main parties have thrashed the party in election after election. It is time to wake up and realise that Farage's 'leadership' has led UKIP to electoral disaster. LINK & LINK
Campaigning for real ale and the right to smoke in pubs is not going to get us out of the EU. And constantly comparing the current German government to the Nazis has done nothing to enhance UKIP's reputation as a serious party. UKIP is regarded as a joke in the EU Parliament due to their schoolboy antics - remember the dressing up as chickens stunt? - and their continuing obsession with Adolf Hitler and World War Two.
Members of UKIP's youth wing await with bated breath the latest election results
Roger Knapman's leadership saw the membership rise to over 30,000. Under Farage this has collapsed. Ex-members now outnumber current members and many branches exist in name only. The average age of a UKIP member is 72. LINK. The East Midlands has just over 800 members while the membership of UKIP Scotland could easily fit in a small village hall. And let us not forget that many deceased and ex-members are still listed as being active in the party database. Indeed, the situation became so desperate that Farage and his sycophants resorted to giving out free membership in an attempt stop the rot. They failed! LINK
Horsham District - Itchingfield, Slinfold and Warnham: C 557, Lib Dem 320, Ukip 173, Green 65, Lab 60. (May 2011 - Two seats C 1303, 898, Lib Dem 569, Green 366, Ukip 276). C hold. Swing 1.4% C to Lib Dem. UKIP vote down by 103 since last May.
North West Leicestershire District - Ibstock and Heather: Lab 480, Lib Dem 372, C 357, Ind 125, Green 32, Ukip 26. (May 2011 -Three seats C 970, Lab 748, 693, 685, C 648, 612, Ind 420, Lib Dem 355, 161, 156). Lab hold. Swing 7.6% Lab to Lib Dem. A truly terrible result for UKIP!
Oadby and Wigston Borough - Oadby Woodlands: C 454, Lib Dem 360, Ukip 151. (May 2011 - Two seats Lib Dem 865, 785, C 628, 557). C gain from Lib Dem. Swing 13.0% Lib Dem to C.
Sutton London Borough - Worcester Park: Lib Dem 1367, C 977, Lab 315, Ukip 190, Green 46. (May 2010 - Three seats Lib Dem 2739, C 2309, Lib Dem 2291, C 2287, Lib Dem 2269, C 2229, Lab 585, 542, Ukip 534, Lab 507). Lib Dem hold. Swing 5.3% C to Lib Dem. UKIP vote down by a whopping 344 since May 2010!