In the Nottingham City Council by election for the Clifton North ward, the Liberal Democrats were beaten by “Lord Biro” David Bishop of the Elvis Bus Pass Party. Here’s the result:

Labour 1179 (41.2%; -9.7%)

Conservatives (35.8%; -13.3%)

UKIP 536 (18.7%; +18.7%)

Bus Pass Elvis Party 67 (2.3%; +2.3%)

Lib Dems 56 (2.0%; +2.0%)

Lord Biro’s Election History

Graham King of UK General Election 2015 has done some digging into how  this one-man band of a party has built it’s reputation to reach this pinnacle of success. Here’s the griff:

  • 1997 general election He stood for Neil Hamilton’s seat in Tatton as “Lord Biro Versus the Scallywag Tories”.
  • 2001 general election He stood under the Church of the Militant Elvis Party for the first time, against Eric Pickles in Brentwood.
  • 2005 general election He stood in Erewash in the same seat as Robert Kilroy-Silk, promising to give him a job as “keeper of the Royal stool”.
  • 2008 He stood in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election, triggered by the resignation of David Davis.
  • 2010 general election He stood in Kettering under the Bus Pass Elvis Party. Policies included “All shook-up about dog-muck everywhere? Bring back the dog licence”.
  • 2011 He stood in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election as the candidate for the Bus Pass Elvis Party.
  • 2011 He stood in the Feltham and Heston by-election for the Bus Pass Elvis Party campaigning against McDonald’s sponsoring the Olympics.
  • 2012 He stood in the Corby by-election, under the Elvis Loves Pets party.
  • 2013 In Eastleigh, he came 11th, behind the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet party and the Monster Raving Loony party

A truly awesome achievement, a party of one beating a party with 43,000 members currently in government.

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