UKIP appear to be polling an average of 25% in those seats they are contesting – by Colin Rallings – 5th May 2013.
UKIP’s performance in the local elections so far is nothing short of sensational. They have gained seats (doing enough in Lincolnshire to deprive the Tories of overall control), but it is votes in the ballot box that are most impressive.
They appear to be polling an average of 25% in those seats they are contesting – many from a standing start – and could end up in second place in the popular vote when all the results are in.
The Conservatives are the biggest losers from the UKIP surge. Control in two of the seven councils to be declared has been lost, and today will bring further bad news. Their overall losses are likely to be in excess of 400 seats: a hundred or more beyond what was considered a par performance given their current opinion poll ratings…click here to continue reading original article