|UKIP leader Nigel Farage|
A Conservative Party in Collapse
- The UK Conservative Party is no longer "Conservative". Like the American GOP it has eagerly embraced Big Government and endless legal and illegal immigration. An angry people have risen up to back UKIP.
- Conservative PM has pledged to 'throw the kitchen sink' at attempt to hold the seat.
- The latest poll suggests that UKIP is drawing its support from across the political spectrum. Some 39 per cent of people who voted Conservative in 2010 now plan to vote UKIP, as do 39 per cent of Lib Dems and 30 per cent of Labour voters.
Ukip has taken a commanding 13-point lead in the crunch Rochester by-election, according to a shock poll last night.
The ComRes survey suggests former Tory MP Mark Reckless is on course to win next month’s by-election in Kent, just weeks after defecting to Ukip.
The survey of 1,500 voters puts Ukip on 43 per cent, well ahead of the Conservatives on 30 per cent.
Labour, which came second in the seat in 2010, is trailing on 21 per cent, with the Liberal Democrats and Greens both languishing on 3 per cent.
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The poll suggests Ukip is consolidating its grip on the seat, despite a massive push by the Tories. The last opinion poll in the constituency, on October 5, put the Conservatives nine points behind.
The development is a serious setback to David Cameron, who has pledged to ‘throw the kitchen sink’ at the attempt to hold the seat, in a bid to halt the Ukip surge.
Ominously for the Prime Minister, the latest poll found that 62 per cent of voters view the November 20 by-election as a ‘good opportunity to show David Cameron and the Conservatives how unhappy I am with their Government’.
The Prime Minister was rocked earlier this month by the Clacton by-election, where Tory defector Douglas Carswell crushed his former party to become Ukip’s first elected MP.
A second defeat by Ukip would be a body blow to Mr Cameron just six months away from the General Election.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage is predicting that more MPs will defect to the anti-EU party if Mr Reckless wins, sparking further debilitating by-elections.
Some Tories have even warned that defeat could lead to a challenge against Mr Cameron’s leadership.
Read more: Daily Mail.
2010 General Election - From a 2010 victory to a 2014 defeat.
|General Election 2010: Rochester and Strood|
|Liberal Democrat||Geoff Juby||7,800||16.3||+3.9|
|English Democrats||Ron Sands||2,182||4.5||N/A|