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Most of the election results across the country are now in

Most of the election results across the country are now in

First published in News Worcester News: Tom Edwards by , Political Reporter

IT was more good news for UKIP at Worcestershire County Council today - as it held onto a vacant seat in a by-election.

Nigel Farage's men gained 2,017 votes in the Arrow Valley East by-election, with Peter Bridle elected to County Hall.

Labour's Phil Mould came second on 1,601, the Tories' Juliet Brunner finished third on 1,448 and Lib Dem Simon Oliver was fourth on 286.

The by-election was sparked by last month's shock resignation of Martin Jenkins, who quit after saying he was outraged by Nigel Farage's refusal to accept gay marriages.

In the count earlier today, Green candidate Emma Bradley was fifth on votes 241 and independent Isabel Armstrong sixth on 133.

The result means UKIP now has two councillors at the Tory-controlled county council, with Stuart Cross the other.

In Malvern, at the district council the Conservatives held the Lindridge ward after Chris Dell gained 437 votes, with UKIP second on 229 and Labour third with 128.

In Wychavon, the Tories also held the Fladbury district council seat in a by-election, with Bradley Thomas getting 456 votes, with Lib Dems in second on 319 and UKIP third with 234.

At Wyre Forest District Council UKIP won five seats for the first time ever.

The party took votes and seats from the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberals and Independent Community and Health Concern (ICHC).

It leaves the Tories on 15, Labour on nine, ICHC on seven, and six Liberals and independents.

Elsewhere around the country Labour gained 264 council seats and the Tories lost 187, with all but 20 councils fully declared by this evening.

The Liberal Democrats lost 257 seats and UKIP gained 147.

Labour gained Hammersmith and Fulham, Croydon and Amber Valley from the Conservatives, and the Conservatives have gained Kingston upon Thames from the Lib Dems.

Seven Conservative councils in the south of England have gone to no overall control, some following UKIP gains.

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6:54pm Fri 23 May 14

CJH says...

Is it up to Tom Edwards and the WN to say that it's 'good news' regarding the UKIP results? I don't consider it good news at all.
Is it up to Tom Edwards and the WN to say that it's 'good news' regarding the UKIP results? I don't consider it good news at all. CJH
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7:29pm Fri 23 May 14

High Time says...

CJH wrote:
Is it up to Tom Edwards and the WN to say that it's 'good news' regarding the UKIP results? I don't consider it good news at all.
I found it very good news.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Is it up to Tom Edwards and the WN to say that it's 'good news' regarding the UKIP results? I don't consider it good news at all.[/p][/quote]I found it very good news. High Time
  • Score: 3

10:24pm Fri 23 May 14

CJH says...

High Time wrote:
CJH wrote:
Is it up to Tom Edwards and the WN to say that it's 'good news' regarding the UKIP results? I don't consider it good news at all.
I found it very good news.
You are entitled to have your own view, as am I. My point was that it is not up to the WN to say that it is 'good news'. Unless they are supporting that particular party, and if they are they should come out and say so.
[quote][p][bold]High Time[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Is it up to Tom Edwards and the WN to say that it's 'good news' regarding the UKIP results? I don't consider it good news at all.[/p][/quote]I found it very good news.[/p][/quote]You are entitled to have your own view, as am I. My point was that it is not up to the WN to say that it is 'good news'. Unless they are supporting that particular party, and if they are they should come out and say so. CJH
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10:52pm Fri 23 May 14

Karl Hunderson says...

While I think it is bad news that people have fallen for the UKIP-BNP lies, and voted for the one party, of all of them, which will do the most harm to Britain and its people if it were ever to gain any real power (which thankfully it won't), in fairness to the reporter it does say "good news for ukip".
While I think it is bad news that people have fallen for the UKIP-BNP lies, and voted for the one party, of all of them, which will do the most harm to Britain and its people if it were ever to gain any real power (which thankfully it won't), in fairness to the reporter it does say "good news for ukip". Karl Hunderson
  • Score: -5

3:33pm Sat 24 May 14

Shropshirelad says...

Karl Hunderson wrote:
While I think it is bad news that people have fallen for the UKIP-BNP lies, and voted for the one party, of all of them, which will do the most harm to Britain and its people if it were ever to gain any real power (which thankfully it won't), in fairness to the reporter it does say "good news for ukip".
What an intelligent response. According to this rubbish, millions of people who voted for UKIP - as I and my family did are the same, and support the BNP. We have seen what the Labourites and Tories have done to this country between them, altered it out of all recognition, you obviously like that but millions of Brits do not.
[quote][p][bold]Karl Hunderson[/bold] wrote: While I think it is bad news that people have fallen for the UKIP-BNP lies, and voted for the one party, of all of them, which will do the most harm to Britain and its people if it were ever to gain any real power (which thankfully it won't), in fairness to the reporter it does say "good news for ukip".[/p][/quote]What an intelligent response. According to this rubbish, millions of people who voted for UKIP - as I and my family did are the same, and support the BNP. We have seen what the Labourites and Tories have done to this country between them, altered it out of all recognition, you obviously like that but millions of Brits do not. Shropshirelad
  • Score: -3

1:24pm Sun 25 May 14

New Kid on the Block says...

Whether you support UKIP or not one thing is apparent, the other parties now have to wake up and listen to what their constituents want.
Perhaps there will be a breath of fresh air and maybe even a little honesty in politics for the next election.
Whether you support UKIP or not one thing is apparent, the other parties now have to wake up and listen to what their constituents want. Perhaps there will be a breath of fresh air and maybe even a little honesty in politics for the next election. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: 1

3:26pm Sun 25 May 14

Jabbadad says...

Well wake up call yes, but honesty in politics dream on.
I have watched so much TV over these elections my mind is even more blurred than usual, but I recall a CONservative MP saying that they and Labour, the LIB / LAB / DEM / CONS even the BBC had spent far too much time trying to discredit UKIP which resulted in huge ammounts of TV exposure for Nigel and UKIP keeping them continuosly in the public eye. The UKIP machine could never have provided these exposures, when faced with the finances available to the other parties, and has given the voters a taste of what is to come 2105.
Our local EU champions Barlow 106 green votes & Nielson 156 green votes will cultivate their 262 anti-europe brigade, the Lib /Dems won't under any situation consider giving the people a Vote on the EU, Labour keeps avoiding the question but are also very Pro EU, The CONservative message from Cameron is that IF the people return him to Government in 2015 they will PROVIDING any further major changes come from / proposed by Brussells, give the People a vote on the EU, but he doesn't say on what. So would we / do we, trust the CONservatives?????
Have a PInt on me Nigel
Well wake up call yes, but honesty in politics dream on. I have watched so much TV over these elections my mind is even more blurred than usual, but I recall a CONservative MP saying that they and Labour, the LIB / LAB / DEM / CONS even the BBC had spent far too much time trying to discredit UKIP which resulted in huge ammounts of TV exposure for Nigel and UKIP keeping them continuosly in the public eye. The UKIP machine could never have provided these exposures, when faced with the finances available to the other parties, and has given the voters a taste of what is to come 2105. Our local EU champions Barlow 106 green votes & Nielson 156 green votes will cultivate their 262 anti-europe brigade, the Lib /Dems won't under any situation consider giving the people a Vote on the EU, Labour keeps avoiding the question but are also very Pro EU, The CONservative message from Cameron is that IF the people return him to Government in 2015 they will PROVIDING any further major changes come from / proposed by Brussells, give the People a vote on the EU, but he doesn't say on what. So would we / do we, trust the CONservatives????? Have a PInt on me Nigel Jabbadad
  • Score: -1

6:55pm Mon 26 May 14

New Kid on the Block says...

I didn't say I expected total honesty from politicians, but a little bit would be nice.
Or in Jabbadad language should that be a LITTLE bit.
I didn't say I expected total honesty from politicians, but a little bit would be nice. Or in Jabbadad language should that be a LITTLE bit. New Kid on the Block
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