There was just cause for joyous celebration for UKIP in Haverhill, Suffolk last night, as the branch romped home to steal a landslide victory off the LibLabCon.
It’s a result which must surely go down in local history as UKIP managed to pick up an astonishing 54% of the vote from a standing start, seeing Tony Brown elected onto St Edmundsbury Borough Council as the ward member for Haverhill East.
And in the Haverhill Town Council by election held at the same time, UKIP took a stunning 62% of the votes, again from a standing start, securing Paul Firman a ward. The Conservatives failed to run a candidate in this election; Labour took 23.7% of the vote, and Lib Dems 11.1%
The results showed UKIP taking votes from all three parties, although the majority came from the Conservatives, who were previously strong in this area.
|Lib Dems||Ken Rolph||54||5.5%||-9.4%|
Results for Haverhill East Ward, St Edmundsbury BC
The seats were vacated following the death of Conservative Cllr Leslie Ager.