Local elections were 'a massive leap forward', says UKIP St Helens chairman

St Helens Star: UKIP members at the election count UKIP members at the election count

UKIP will aim to provide an even sterner challenge to Labour next year after an election performance that was described by local chairman Peter Peers as “a massive leap forward”.

The party, which fielded a candidate in 13 St Helens wards in the local elections, came second in all but two them.

UKIP also polled the second highest number of votes in the Euro elections in the area.

Overall at local level Labour tightened their grip on the Town Hall and now have 42 seats, with the Lib Dems and the Tories holding three each. UKIP still do not hold a seat.

But such was the confidence that UKIP took from the results that John Beirne, their second placed candidate in the town centre ward, claimed the party is now the “main opposition”.

Mr Peers said: “These are fantastic results, particularly when you consider that the new St Helens branch has only been formed for a year.

“It demonstrates both our activists' hard work and the public's desire for a change.

"A growing number of people in St Helens are fed up with the other three main parties and these results reflect this.

“We will build on this and are now aiming to secure our first local councillors in the next elections.

"I stood in the Billinge and Seneley Green ward and polled almost 30per cent.”

The party is due to choose candidates that will contest next year’s General Election in the St Helens North and St Helens South and Whiston wards.

Mr Peers added: "We have not yet selected our Parliamentary candidates but we will be doing so soon and we are confident that UKIP generally is on course to win seats in the House of Commons.”

"The party's membership figures have gone through the roof and are still rising."

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10:30am Mon 2 Jun 14

Sankey says...

UKIP are a breath of fresh air and it's wonderful to see the lefties and the political class in a panic.

But the worry is the country wants an end to mass immigration and the dictatorial EU so we vote UKIP split the centre right vote and end up with a coalition of cable and millband. Mass immigration off the scale no referendum on the EU and back to the economic policies that almost bankrupted Britain 6 years ago.

So we get the opposite of what we voted for.
UKIP are a breath of fresh air and it's wonderful to see the lefties and the political class in a panic. But the worry is the country wants an end to mass immigration and the dictatorial EU so we vote UKIP split the centre right vote and end up with a coalition of cable and millband. Mass immigration off the scale no referendum on the EU and back to the economic policies that almost bankrupted Britain 6 years ago. So we get the opposite of what we voted for. Sankey
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12:19am Fri 6 Jun 14

Bill Bradbury says...

Is this the man who stood as an Independent in Billinge for many years who decided to jump on the latest bandwagon to try to get elected? Never seen at any resident meeting or local council whose only policy was to widen Beacon Road, not only impossible but who has never come across the intricacies of planning applications, almost as bad as Sankey, a Tory bosses man, who has become anti immigration and EU.
He was also the candidate who claimed in Novemeber that the siting of a Wind Farm in Kings Moss was a decision of my Parish Council, -not in my area.

Voting UKIP, the latest protest party hoovering up BNP, (Who lost voters- I wonder to where they went?), defecting Tories (Sankey) and misinformed Labour, and whose national policy is to scrap the EU. working time directive, (so no friend of the working class), plus a policy that if you have the money you can jump to the front of the queue in the NHS and led by an ex public schoolboy (Dulwich College, my friend may have taught him) a millionaire stockbroker, a flat tax party, pension reforms which will be to our detriment and the privatisation of the Health service. So no "ordinary chap" man of the people. An out an out politician who knows how to play the system well.

Yes quite a few people in St.Helens have been fooled. I look forward to their national election policy which you may recall was the one at the last election Farage disowned or said he knew little about!!

Those who voted for them is a case of "fooling the people all of the time". As to electing a National Government we will see how they will "sanitize" their policies to fool more people to vote UKIP. They spawned themselves out of the extreme right wing of the Tory party, anti EU, anti immigrants and anti anything else that can dupe people into voting for them. eg. me-I support their policy on Wind Farms!!! A Convert??? I don't think.
Is this the man who stood as an Independent in Billinge for many years who decided to jump on the latest bandwagon to try to get elected? Never seen at any resident meeting or local council whose only policy was to widen Beacon Road, not only impossible but who has never come across the intricacies of planning applications, almost as bad as Sankey, a Tory bosses man, who has become anti immigration and EU. He was also the candidate who claimed in Novemeber that the siting of a Wind Farm in Kings Moss was a decision of my Parish Council, -not in my area. Voting UKIP, the latest protest party hoovering up BNP, (Who lost voters- I wonder to where they went?), defecting Tories (Sankey) and misinformed Labour, and whose national policy is to scrap the EU. working time directive, (so no friend of the working class), plus a policy that if you have the money you can jump to the front of the queue in the NHS and led by an ex public schoolboy (Dulwich College, my friend may have taught him) a millionaire stockbroker, a flat tax party, pension reforms which will be to our detriment and the privatisation of the Health service. So no "ordinary chap" man of the people. An out an out politician who knows how to play the system well. Yes quite a few people in St.Helens have been fooled. I look forward to their national election policy which you may recall was the one at the last election Farage disowned or said he knew little about!! Those who voted for them is a case of "fooling the people all of the time". As to electing a National Government we will see how they will "sanitize" their policies to fool more people to vote UKIP. They spawned themselves out of the extreme right wing of the Tory party, anti EU, anti immigrants and anti anything else that can dupe people into voting for them. eg. me-I support their policy on Wind Farms!!! A Convert??? I don't think. Bill Bradbury
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