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.