Madeley by-election. Newcastle Borough Council.
Lib Dems 617
So much for Nigel's claim that UKIP has replaced the Lib Dems as Britain's third party! UKIP have a presence on the council but are regarded as a joke by their fellow councillors. It now appears that the electorate also regard UKIP with the same disdain.
And what does Farage propose to do about UKIP's collapse at the polls? Admit that his leadership has been a failure? Promise to promote talent instead of moronic sycophants? Concede that pouring the majority of party funds into getting MEPs elected at the cost of local and Westminster elections was the wrong decision to make? Fat chance! Farage is now trying to tighten his control of the party by seeking to change the rules in order to give him the final say on who stands for UKIP in the 2014 Euro elections, etc! Little Harry 'Please make me an MEP' Aldridge will be pleased!
But how will Marta Andreasen react to Nigel's plans for the South East MEP list in 2014?