Thursday nights result was an excellent result for Ms Collins the UKIP candidate. I congratulate her for a sterling effort achieved on her own merits. Its a pity she was photographed with UKIP's expensive serial by-election failures Farage and Nuttall. I have always maintained using good local UKIP candidates will produce better parliamentary results than parachuting in expensive publicity seeking MEPs who spend most of their time in, and are paid by, Brussels and scuttle of back there when the TV cameras disappear. That will never win Westminster seats and therefore never get us out of the EU. This constituency and Ms Collins should now be supported by UKIP with leaflets and volunteers to try and build on this result for the next local elections and the next general election.
On the actual result I concur with John Redwood. The total and very fragmented anti-EU vote was 35% compared with a total vote for the pro-EU Lab Lib Dem of 65%! Clearly to leave the EU we need to aggregate the anti EU vote under one party banner. This can never happen with a bubonic self publicist like Farage and his cabal running UKIP. We need a unifier who can reach out to all parts of the anti-EU vote which is clearly the majority view in the UK. Farage is definitely not that man.
The other good thing to emerge from this result is the collapse of that sordid lying party the LibDems. I hope it starts in my constituency Yeovil where the shameless Laws still hangs on as MP despite being caught abusing the expenses system. We have to finish them off now when they are weak and establish an anti-EU alliance as the third force in British Politics. The LibDems have lost their soul to get their bums in the back of ministerial cars just as UKIP lost its soul in the bordellos and drinking dens of Brussels. Both parties have many honest decent grass roots supporters but both have been sold out by their leaders greed and desire for personal aggrandisement.