UKIP take ‘Rochester’ – a mould breaking by-election triumph?

RESULT 04.15 hrs It may well have been soundly predicted by the polls, but nevertheless it was an amazing event TODAY for Mark Reckless to become UKIP’s ‘second’ Member of Parliament, wasn’t it? Rochester had been in a Conservative strong area for some thirty years and with the new boundaries had a massive Tory majority […]

The Rochester by-election is upon us this week – but WHAT will be the consequences?

It is being said that Tory leader David Cameron could be facing rebellious unrest from his backbench MPs next Friday when the Conservatives lose the Rochester & Stroud by-election (as they surely will). It is true that he set his stall out to win this by-election at all costs, so the result will certainly dent […]

Rochester by-election is heading off – but WHO is running the Country?

The future of UK politics may well be signposted next month by the Rochester & Strood by-election, don’t you think? The Conservatives don’t want to lose this seat to UKIP, and it would certainly be another major setback to their General Election chances. But is the tail wagging the dog here? Is it itself of […]

Rochester & Strood by-election a spectacular success in the making – but for WHO?

In just a month’s time (October 20), the ‘latest’ United Kingdom MP will get elected to the House of Commons. He or she will have the honour of representing the Rochester constituency. Most people will ask “where the heck is that?” and as a rider “why should I care about that MP”? Well, it’s all […]