Former Conservative and Ukip MP Bob Spink has been found guilty of tricking people into signing nomination papers for last year’s local elections. … Read the full post »
Read about the travails of Britain’s controversial anti-European, anti-immigration party, UKIP and its sometime leader Nigel Farage.
Ukip no longer has majority control of any local councils after a defection deprived the troubled party of its majority on Thanet District Council. … Read the full post »
Surrey councillor Christine Elmer said she found it “impossible to be a member of the Conservative party” and had joined the the Lib Dems. … Read the full post »
“I don’t want increased child care. Women with small children should stay home,” says Ukip election candidate Gisela Allen. … Read the full post »
Labour has won a seat uncontested in St Edmundsbury after Ukip’s nomination papers were ruled out due to a fatal legal error. … Read the full post »
After the promising portents for the Liberal Democrats ahead of May’s big round of local elections, and the very bad news for Ukip, this week’s council by-elections bring… … Read the full post »
Now that nominations are closed, numbers can be crunched for how many seats each party is contesting, along with how this compares with last time. … Read the full post »
Former Conservative MP Bob Spink, who defected to Ukip and became its first MP, has been charged with electoral fraud. … Read the full post »
A police source said that files were expected to be sent to the Crown Prosecution Service within weeks about Conservative election expenses and possible fraud. … Read the full post »
Why is a strange network of Twitter accounts, usually the source of pro-Russian messages, now pumping out tweets about a very specific British election?
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