“A good result for Labour, a bad result for UKIP, an appalling result for the Westminster Establishment”

Anybody who has followed UKIP’s recent performances in council by elections would not have been surprised at the resounding victory by Labour over UKIP at Oldham West, the seat held by the late Michael Meacher MP.

Once again the Westminster Parliament appeared out of touch with local reality when it assumed that Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership would mean the end of Labour as a serious fighting force and a close run result at Oldham, heralding a revival for UKIP.

The combination of a popular young local candidate in Jim McMahon, the leader of Oldham Council, and the fact that the Labour Party  has had a surge in membership meant that the party was well  placed to win.

The serious loser is Nigel Farage who ran a vicious anti Corbyn campaign using the worst of the deluge of bad press coverage, expecting a big boost from white working class voters in Oldham. But it didn’t happen – hence his outrageous attack today on Asian voters for keeping Labour in poll position.

This is a real problem for Farage because his entire strategy is to get the votes of mainly white working class voters in the North so he can replace  Labour as the official opposition by winning swathes of Northern seats.

Source: Oldham West: How Labour is defeating the UKIP challenge | David Hencke

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5 thoughts on ““A good result for Labour, a bad result for UKIP, an appalling result for the Westminster Establishment”

  1. roybeiley

    Daily Hail and Expess are probably topping up their stocks of vitriol in order to launch Phase 2 of “let’s misrepresent Corbyns words so that he sounds unpatriotic and in sympathy with terrorists”. Phase 1 didn’t go that well did it? Bound to get much more aggressive and personal now that he is still giving Cameron & Co such a hard time.Hacks must be desperate to find something that they can knock him over with.

  2. Neil Suchak

    Oh dear Farage, Oldham is a major Labour safe seat, your UKIP nor any other party stand a chance in hell in winning this seat. Please do yourself some justice and look at the real reasons to why UKIP failed and do not, I repeat do not blame the ethnic minorities nor any other white people who do not see your way.

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