1 month ago
by doodlegirl+2 +1
Disproportionate British newspaper coverage of Ukip helped to increase support for the party, according to a new academic study, amid a growing debate on the role the media plays in boosting the popularity of anti-immigrant political parties. Political scientists at the University of Southampton investigated whether increased media coverage of Ukip...
1 year ago
by messi+5 +1
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.