The Green Party defeat Ukip in a by-election with huge swing
Ukip said it was "not worried" after the Green Party soundly defeated them in a council by-election with a huge swing of 27.9 per cent. Sid Phelps won the Lydbrook & Ruardean ward seat, on the Forest of Dean district council, with 360 votes. Ukip's candidate only received 113, a swing of -12.2 per cent, trailing the 248 votes for the Conservatives and 231 for Labour. Only 25.8 per cent of the 4,025-strong electorate turned out to vote.