Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Newark Poll shows Tories well ahead

Ashcroft Newark Poll Has Tories 15 Points Clear

Tories 42
Labour 20
Lib Dems 6

Lord Ashcroft reports:
“A by-election two weeks after the European election means that Newark’s electors have enjoyed the prolonged attention of the parties, a privilege for which they must surely be grateful. The evidence from my poll is that the Tories have had the better of an intense ground war and have by no means taken the seat for granted. More than nine out of ten voters say they have heard from the Conservatives locally, including 81 per cent who have had literature through the door; nearly half have received personally addressed mail. Eight in ten say they have heard from UKIP; the party is reported to be slightly more active than Labour in all elements of the local campaign.
The poll was conducted in the week before polling day, and just under a fifth of voters say they may yet change their mind. Despite this, it looks clear that the next MP for Newark will be Robert Jenrick.”

So small earthquake in Newark, no Tories casualties.

Scarcely surprising after the selection of old Tory Helmer as candidate with all his political baggage. Why vote for an old Tory when you can have a young one?

UKIP's only chance was a charismatic clean skin like Diane James. Little effort seems to have been made to find such a person. A huge chance has been missed. Better one MP from this high visibility election than the dozen dodgy MEPs UKIP has got. Farage chose the latter for EU Euros. This shows he has no wish to get us out of the EU. Don't listen to what he says but look at what he does and always, always follow the money.


Bill Chapman said...

It appears that Nathan Gill, Wales' Ukip MEP fails to see the inconsistency between his party’s stance on immigration and the fact that he employed large numbers of eastern European and Filipino workers in a care company. Mr Gill has confirmed he had employed “dozens” of immigrants from EU countries like Poland and others from the Philippines and that he had provided “bunkhouse” accommodation for migrants from eastern Europe.

One of Ukip’s major campaign policies at the election last month was its opposition to unlimited migration from other EU countries. That is a principled stand, even if one does not agree with it.

It is hard to believe that Nathan Gill cannot see the hypocrisy of his actions. Having made a good living out of cheap labour from eastern Europe and elsewhere, it is shameful that this professional politician stood on a populist platform decrying immigration in order to get elected.

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I hope that you will join the chorus of those people calling for Nathan Gill to resign.

Eric Edmond said...

I did not know this but UKIP MEPs have a long record of hypocrisy. The belted Earl has been linked to the construction a wind farm on some land he owned in Yorkshire. UKIP policy is no more on land wind farms.

How is John Bufton these days? He and I used to be good friends.

Eric Edmond said...

I should add that there are some decidely dodgy characters among UKIP's latest batch of money driven MEPs. More trouble ahead.

Eric Edmond said...

I should add that there are some decidely dodgy characters among UKIP's latest batch of money driven MEPs. More trouble ahead.