I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – nobody stands a chance of winning a by-election but the Conswervative at the moment.
John Howell took 56.95% of the vote and ended up with nearly a 10,000 vote majority.
Liebour came fifth and lost his deposit, being beaten by the Illiberal Dumbocrats, the Green Party and the BNP.
UKIP came a disappointing sixth but they won’t be as disappointed as the English Democrats who came 8th behind the Monster Raving Loony Party. The Miss Great Britain Party, bizarrely, put up two candidates for the same election. I don’t think they quite get how it works because their combined vote would have put them above the English Democrats in 8th place.
If the last few election results are anything to go by, Liebour are likely to find themselves in third place at the next general election.