by-elections

Ukip is finished? I don’t think so

25 February 2017 10:49

So, Ukip is finished. So says Matthew Parris in the Times this morning, as well as Marina Hyde in the…

Ukip 13 points ahead in Rochester & Strood

22 October 2014 22:10

Tonight, we have a second poll from Rochester & Strood and it again shows Ukip ahead. Mark Reckless doesn’t lead…

Ukip means mainstream parties should stop seeing voters as ‘theirs’

10 October 2014 13:51

How are the two parties reacting to their bruising night in the two by-elections? David Cameron – after telling us, helpfully,…

Podcast special: The Ukip earthquake

10 October 2014 8:57

Ukip has arrived at Westminster. Douglas Carswell held his Clacton seat after defecting from the Conservatives, and in Heywood and…

Ukip wins Clacton from the Tories and runs Labour mighty close in Heywood & Middleton

9 October 2014 22:18

2.50am Douglas Carswell’s victory speech, after winning a 12,404 majority, was not triumphalist: there was no tub-thumping. Instead, he said…

John Bickley interview: the Ukip by-election candidate says ‘Labour are responsible for the cost of living crisis’

7 February 2014 12:14

I’m in Wythenshawe and Sale East today with Ukip’s by-election candidate John Bickley. I’ll have a full report of the…

Small By-Election in Hampshire; Not Many Dead

26 February 2013 16:18

By-elections are catnip for the media. But they are also, almost invariably, subject to greater scrutiny than they can reasonably…