|UKIP's Michale O'Donoghue|
“A big thank you to all those 301 electors of Hedge End St John’s who took the opportunity this year to support myself and UKIP at the borough election. Can I also thank the other candidates – and congratulate Jane Welsh in holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
I am especially pleased to note that with a best comparison to 2008 – my vote for UKIP has risen from 8% of the turnout (180 votes from 2,239) to 13.6% in 2012 (301 from 2218). As a further comparison – all the Hedge End St John’s results in which I stood for UKIP in 2008, 2011 and 2012 are here:-
|Liberal Democrats 1,150 (51.4%)||Liberal Democrats 1,276 (44%)||Liberal Democrats 1,070 (48.2%)|
|Conservatives 824 (36.8%)||Conservatives 1,099 (38%)||Conservatives 673 (30.3%)|
|UKIP 180 (8%)||UKIP 268 (9.3%)||UKIP 301 (13.6%)|
|Labour 85 (3.8%)||Labour 236 (8.2%)||Labour 174 (7.8%)|
The interesting thing here is that while the other parties are up and down – UKIP has been increasing steadily – and I look forward to future elections by helping to move the UKIP philosophy to regain our self determination into even greater support locally.
Once again – many thanks to you all – Michale”
Elsewhere in Eastleigh, UKIP were third in Bishopstoke West and Hamble-le-Rice and Butlocks Heath, and second in Bishopstoke East and Netley Abbey.
(*) As of 15:38 on Friday 4th May - national results are still being announced