Grimsby Labour Party's message of hope bursts UKIP's bubble

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The election campaign brought large numbers of media visitors to Grimsby. There was a theory that ours was the constituency most likely to go UKIP, and that theory was repeated throughout the long and short campaigns. From Nigel Farage’s and Joey Essex’s visits (on the same day!) to James Meek’s long and insightful piece in the London Review of Books, we felt the spotlight on our town. UKIP spent a great deal of money buying advertising in the local newspaper and its offshoots, so that they often looked like UKIP organs. However, thanks to hard work over the preceding months by a good number of Labour members, who were able to deliver our positive messages. We were able to drive UKIP into third place and help Melanie to achieve a majority of 4,540 (+7.1%).

Results:

CANDIDATE

PARTY

NO. OF VOTES POLLED

Victoria Carolyn Ayling

UK Independence Party

8417

Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat

1680

Gary Calder

Independent

390

Vicky Dunn

Green Party

783

Marc Stuart Jones

Conservative Party

8874

Val O'Flynn

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

173

Melanie Onn

Labour

13414 (Elected)

 Here's a film of the last hours of the campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDTRtH3g3r0

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published this page in Grimsby CLP Blog 2015-08-05 12:39:16 +0100

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