Ukip by-election success: Protest or trend?


17 by elections since 2010. 13 of them in England. In just under half of those @ukip have now finished in 2nd place. Protest? Or trend?


Ukip beat Conservatives to 2nd in Wythenshawe by-election

Labour has held the seat of Wythenshawe and Sale East parliamentary by-election. Ukip polled in second place, bearing the Conservatives into third. The by-election was brought about by the sudden death of the serving MP Paul Goggins.