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article imageUKIP come second in Pemberton by-election

By Richard Milnes     Apr 7, 2013 in Politics
Wigan - The UK Independence Party continues to represent a significant threat to the three old parties, coming second in the Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council Pemberton ward by-election held on 4 April 2013.
Having recently won the Gooshays ward by-election in Havering on the East London/Essex border, UKIP continued to outperform two out of the three old parties in Pemberton achieving 23.9% of the vote.
Labour won with 57.4% of the vote, down 22.7% on their 2012 result.
The British National Party achieved 3.3% of the vote, just 26 votes behind the Conservative Party.
Wigan Today reported that the BNP’s campaign was fought on employment, jobs and prosperity plus immigration.
The election was called following the death of Labour Councillor Barbara Bourne in January.
The full results can be seen here.
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