UKIP and Labour success in Euro election

UKIP and Labour success in Euro election

UKIP and Labour success in Euro election

First published in News

A THIRD of Cheshire residents turned out to vote in the European elections on Thursday with UKIP and Labour coming out on top.

North west Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are now Theresa Griffin, Afzal Khan and Julie Ward, from the Labour Party, Paul Andrew Nuttall, Louise Bours and Steven Marcus Woolfe, from UKIP, and Jacqueline Foster and Sajjad Karim, from the Conservative Party.

The election saw the Labour Party gain one seat, UKIP gain two and the Conservative Party lose one.

In Cheshire West and Chester the turn out was 31.27 per cent and UKIP won the majority of votes with 23,949.

The Conservative Party came second with 22,239 votes.

In Cheshire East the turn out was 32.6 per cent and the Conservative Party won the majority of votes with 30,893.

UKIP came second with 27,940 votes.

The overall turn out for the north west was 33.66 per cent.

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11:36am Wed 28 May 14

L Byrne says...

The following quote appeared in the Guardian yesterday. The words are those of Dr Alan Sked, founder of Ukip.

"If you elect a Ukip MEP, you're just going to elect another incompetent charlatan that you're going to turn into another millionaire. They go native in Brussels, take the expenses and do (expletive) - all."
The following quote appeared in the Guardian yesterday. The words are those of Dr Alan Sked, founder of Ukip. "If you elect a Ukip MEP, you're just going to elect another incompetent charlatan that you're going to turn into another millionaire. They go native in Brussels, take the expenses and do (expletive) - all." L Byrne
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9:02pm Wed 28 May 14

todayisagreatday says...

L Byrne wrote:
The following quote appeared in the Guardian yesterday. The words are those of Dr Alan Sked, founder of Ukip.

"If you elect a Ukip MEP, you're just going to elect another incompetent charlatan that you're going to turn into another millionaire. They go native in Brussels, take the expenses and do (expletive) - all."
So no different than any other MEP then!
[quote][p][bold]L Byrne[/bold] wrote: The following quote appeared in the Guardian yesterday. The words are those of Dr Alan Sked, founder of Ukip. "If you elect a Ukip MEP, you're just going to elect another incompetent charlatan that you're going to turn into another millionaire. They go native in Brussels, take the expenses and do (expletive) - all."[/p][/quote]So no different than any other MEP then! todayisagreatday
  • Score: -1

10:54pm Wed 28 May 14

L Byrne says...

todayisagreatday wrote:
L Byrne wrote:
The following quote appeared in the Guardian yesterday. The words are those of Dr Alan Sked, founder of Ukip.

"If you elect a Ukip MEP, you're just going to elect another incompetent charlatan that you're going to turn into another millionaire. They go native in Brussels, take the expenses and do (expletive) - all."
So no different than any other MEP then!
You may well be correct although it has to be said that it would be difficult to get close to Nigel Farage's achievements on this front. According to the same Guardian report, 'Mr Farage told foreign journalists in 2009 that he'd taken £2million of taxpayers money in expenses and allowances on top of his salary'.

What is called 'a nice little earner', I think. I bet it buys a lot of pints and fags.
[quote][p][bold]todayisagreatday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]L Byrne[/bold] wrote: The following quote appeared in the Guardian yesterday. The words are those of Dr Alan Sked, founder of Ukip. "If you elect a Ukip MEP, you're just going to elect another incompetent charlatan that you're going to turn into another millionaire. They go native in Brussels, take the expenses and do (expletive) - all."[/p][/quote]So no different than any other MEP then![/p][/quote]You may well be correct although it has to be said that it would be difficult to get close to Nigel Farage's achievements on this front. According to the same Guardian report, 'Mr Farage told foreign journalists in 2009 that he'd taken £2million of taxpayers money in expenses and allowances on top of his salary'. What is called 'a nice little earner', I think. I bet it buys a lot of pints and fags. L Byrne
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11:05pm Wed 28 May 14

Cymo says...

In that case, why wasn't he prosecuted along with other MPs in the expebses scandel?
In that case, why wasn't he prosecuted along with other MPs in the expebses scandel? Cymo
  • Score: -2

11:25am Thu 29 May 14

John_Harrison says...

Marvelous, that's at least 23,949 feckless morons in Cheshire West. I wonder how many of them actual spent the time to read up on UKIP policies?

Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse...
Marvelous, that's at least 23,949 feckless morons in Cheshire West. I wonder how many of them actual spent the time to read up on UKIP policies? Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse... John_Harrison
  • Score: 6

7:56am Fri 30 May 14

keith moss says...

Moulded and modelled plastic champions of gluttony and excess. A wolf in sheeps clothing is still a wolf x
Moulded and modelled plastic champions of gluttony and excess. A wolf in sheeps clothing is still a wolf x keith moss
  • Score: 3

5:49pm Fri 30 May 14

Hibernian says...

Cymo wrote:
In that case, why wasn't he prosecuted along with other MPs in the expebses scandel?
Because the European Parliament gives their members an "allowance" - for which no official accounting is necessary. A number of MEPs have claimed the full allowance for very little representation, voting or , well, anything.
[quote][p][bold]Cymo[/bold] wrote: In that case, why wasn't he prosecuted along with other MPs in the expebses scandel?[/p][/quote]Because the European Parliament gives their members an "allowance" - for which no official accounting is necessary. A number of MEPs have claimed the full allowance for very little representation, voting or , well, anything. Hibernian
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Cymo says...

From the comments, people are mainly anti-immigration, rather than anti-Europe. They don't seem to realise that we no longer have an empire, we are too small to stand alone, so we basically have a choice between becoming an equal partner in Europe, or continue as the USA's lackey.
From the comments, people are mainly anti-immigration, rather than anti-Europe. They don't seem to realise that we no longer have an empire, we are too small to stand alone, so we basically have a choice between becoming an equal partner in Europe, or continue as the USA's lackey. Cymo
  • Score: 1

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