English Democrats get a respectful 2nd place in Rochford. Then forget to advertise this anywhere.
The English democrats have made a reasonable 2nd place in Rochford, but until this time today 1300 02/12/11.
Maybe they are all wrapped up in their belief they have ushered in the age of Butler under the radar by hiding the worst kept secret.
Synopsis by Jonathan Snelling
ROCHFORD – Rayleigh Central
Cheryl Roe (Con) 406 54.8%
John Hayter (ED) 218 29.4%
Elena Black (LD) 117 15.8%
So Hayter got the good result they needed. The unfortunate thing is they will take this as vindication that everything is fine although Rochford gets the best EDP local results anyway (better than Doncaster) and there was no Labour or any other anti-Govt candidate + presumably a not very strong Lib Dem campaign.
Its a good result (prob more like 20% in a stronger field), but still no major breakthrough in one of the 3 or 4 strong areas they have left that is not BNP run.
Here is an article on it.
Labour’s chances of scoring an early retaliation after the Chancellor’s grim pre-Budget statement were dashed by its failure to field candidates in this week’s council by-elections.
Four out of five runners in the two contests were from coalition Government parties.
The only exception was one from the English Democrats who came second at Rayleigh Central, Rochford District, Essex.
Liberal Democrats slumped into third and last place there but this was balanced by a big swing to them at Somerset County Council’s Brent division.
There are normally few council by-elections in December with politics finding it hard to compete with Christmas.
Just one has been reported for next week and nine in the rest of the month although there will also be a Commons contest at Feltham and Heston on December 15.
Rochford District – Rayleigh Central: C 406, English Democrats 218, Lib Dem 117. (May 2010 – C 1242, Lib Dem 702, English Democrats 328). C hold. Swing 7.4% C to English Democrats.
Somerset County – Brent: C 1285, Lib Dem 932. (June 2009 – C 2108, Lib Dem 744, Lab 162). C hold. Swing 14.6% C to Lib Dem.
From one English Nationalist to another, Well Done John.