Here is Abhijit Pandya's blog from the General Election, when he stood for UKIP in Harrow East:
Does UKIP have a campaign website for the Leicester South by-election?
Yes Abhijit Pandya's official Leicester South website is here:
UKIP Leicester South
I suspect UKIP's main target here is to beat the LibDems into 3rd place, but to do so they will probably need more votes than they won in Barnsley.
Pandya's somewhat bizarre personal website is here:
Abhijit PG Pandya
The UKIP candidate for the Leicester South by-election has caused outrage by condemning Islam on his blog.
Racist slurs against Muslims on Pandya's blog - hardly the way to get elected in Leicester South. I live in Highfields in the constituency, it is a multicultural community which faces high levels of unemployment, but this is not limited to any one group of people. I think the answer is to fight for decent jobs as a whole community, not to victimise a single ethnic / religious group.
Multicult causes unemployment and it washes into every group of people. The obvious answer is to fight multicult from spreading and therefore protect and save Englands cities/towns from becoming shitholes like Calcutas and islamabads. Liecester is still in England and English.
Result - swing from Con/Lib Dem to Labour. UKIP lost deposit. LabourJonathan Ashworth19,77157.8+12.2Liberal DemocratZuffar Haq7,69322.5-4.4ConservativeJane Hunt5,16915.1-6.3UKIPAbhijit Pandya9942.9+1.4Monster Raving LoonyHowling Laud Hope5531.6N/A
Labour Jonathan Ashworth___ 19,771 57.8% +12.2%
Liberal Democrat Zuffar Haq __ 7,693 22.5% -4.4%
Conservative Jane Hunt ______ 5,169 15.1% -6.3%
UKIP Abhijit Pandya ___________ 994 2.9% +1.4%
Monster Raving Loony Howling Laud Hope 553 1.6% N/A
Last edited by SDP; 07-05-2011 at 08:46 AM.
I cannot find that UKIP or the BNP had any good results on 5th May 2011.
Last edited by SDP; 07-05-2011 at 08:50 AM.
Why are UKIP and the BNP not making progress?
UKIP's vote is not far off the monster raving loony vote because the party doesn't have policies which resonate with working class voters who live in the real world.
Originally Posted by trampjuice
What is strange is that public opinion is still moving steadily against the EU. The Express is fully on the anti-EU side. While the Telegraph and Daily Mail are sceptical of the EU, but are a little bit cautious of coming out and saying so boldly.
Public opinion is getting more eurosceptic every day. But this popular movement does not translate into votes in the ballot box.
That is the problem.