On location for The Sunday Times in the exciting by-election town of Newark-upon-Trent, I asked a nice local woman about her voting intentions. What way do you think you’ll be voting, I asked. This is what she said.

“Um, yes, the poll. Well, I will turn right out of my house and walk down the road and then there’s usually a what-do-you-call-it, poll thing, in St Leonard’s Church, on the corner. I think that’s right..”

I just thought I’d share that response with you.

It is interesting that the leader of UKIP. Nigel Farage, who is of course somewhat Eurosceptic, apparently believes that contesting a poll for election to the House of Commons is merely “a distraction” – presumably a distraction away from the important thing, which is the elections to the European Parliament. I think he’s frit.

Tags: European elections 2014, Newark by-election 2014, Nigel Farage, UKIP