UKIP on course to win in Thurrock next year, poll finds

Tim Aker - Thurrock's next MP? Lord Ashcroft predicts so.

Tim Aker - Thurrock's next MP? Lord Ashcroft predicts so.

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UKIP will win in Thurrock at next year’s general election, a poll of the borough has found.

Research conducted by Lord Ashcroft, a businessman and Tory peer looking at voting intentions in marginal constituencies, predicts that 36 per cent of voters in Thurrock will vote for the Eurosceptic party - meaning their surge at the local elections might not be a flash in the pan.

The survey, carried out between June 18 and 26, asked just over 1,000 residents who they intend to vote for next May, how satisfied they are with the current Government and which Government they would like to see in power next year.

It found that just 28 per cent will vote Conservative and 30 per cent will vote Labour. In addition, the poll found that 36 per cent of respondents are dissatisfied with the job David Cameron is doing overall as Prime Minister but would still prefer to him to Ed Miliband.

Tim Aker, who is the UKIP candidate for Thurrock next year, said: "I truly believe UKIP can win in Thurrock: we've had Councillors elected here and I am determined our messages of common sense on controlling immigration, getting out of the EU and putting local people first will be messages we get out to every single resident in the constituency."

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10:19am Wed 23 Jul 14

OckendonPaul says...

Maybe they will. Tower hamlets style third world ballot rigging hasn't quite reached us yet. Remember - it's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes...
Maybe they will. Tower hamlets style third world ballot rigging hasn't quite reached us yet. Remember - it's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes... OckendonPaul
  • Score: 25

5:32pm Wed 23 Jul 14

poortaxpayer says...

OckendonPaul wrote:
Maybe they will. Tower hamlets style third world ballot rigging hasn't quite reached us yet. Remember - it's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes...
What goes on in Tower Hamlets is a disgrace for UK democracy but perfectly normal and acceptable on the Indian sub continent. For the future of democracy in Thurrock we should examine how democracy works in Nigeria.
[quote][p][bold]OckendonPaul[/bold] wrote: Maybe they will. Tower hamlets style third world ballot rigging hasn't quite reached us yet. Remember - it's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes...[/p][/quote]What goes on in Tower Hamlets is a disgrace for UK democracy but perfectly normal and acceptable on the Indian sub continent. For the future of democracy in Thurrock we should examine how democracy works in Nigeria. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 16

9:05am Thu 24 Jul 14

Drunken Master says...

Labour had better move in some more of their voters and finish off the ethnic cleansing of Thurrock that they started a few years ago.
Labour had better move in some more of their voters and finish off the ethnic cleansing of Thurrock that they started a few years ago. Drunken Master
  • Score: 12

3:07pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Dave_ says...

Where was the survey done and at what time?
There's a bit of me that wants UKIP to get in (I wouldn't vote for them), just so we can get a true view of their policies in action and see how potent they are at getting the sort of things they make headlines about done. I bet 5 years of a UKIP MP and the levels of immigrant population won't go down by force of legislation in the borough. Many of those in Thurrock have been enticed to move here from East London, so UKIP can't kick them out. UKIP have had numerous MEPs and not made one iota of difference at preventing free movement, so why being in Westminster when all national governments are puppets of the eu will make a difference is beyond me. We might get a referendum but then what, start kicking out immigrants? We might get a bit of stick from the international community, as a quick look around the world shows this sort of thing doesn't go own well.
Where was the survey done and at what time? There's a bit of me that wants UKIP to get in (I wouldn't vote for them), just so we can get a true view of their policies in action and see how potent they are at getting the sort of things they make headlines about done. I bet 5 years of a UKIP MP and the levels of immigrant population won't go down by force of legislation in the borough. Many of those in Thurrock have been enticed to move here from East London, so UKIP can't kick them out. UKIP have had numerous MEPs and not made one iota of difference at preventing free movement, so why being in Westminster when all national governments are puppets of the eu will make a difference is beyond me. We might get a referendum but then what, start kicking out immigrants? We might get a bit of stick from the international community, as a quick look around the world shows this sort of thing doesn't go own well. Dave_
  • Score: -8

5:50pm Thu 24 Jul 14

mike miles says...

What UKIP will do is stop the spongers coming over here just for the benefit handouts, all should have to pay in before being allowed to draw out
What UKIP will do is stop the spongers coming over here just for the benefit handouts, all should have to pay in before being allowed to draw out mike miles
  • Score: 13

9:50pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Bell Boy says...

with 3 million coming into this country in 5 years (official figures) if that rate continues it won't be long before the immigrants become the majority and then it won't make a difference who is in.
with 3 million coming into this country in 5 years (official figures) if that rate continues it won't be long before the immigrants become the majority and then it won't make a difference who is in. Bell Boy
  • Score: 9

11:50am Sat 26 Jul 14

poortaxpayer says...

OckendonPaul wrote:
Maybe they will. Tower hamlets style third world ballot rigging hasn't quite reached us yet. Remember - it's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes...
We already have dodgy electoral practices afoot in Thurrock. Nobody batted an eyelid when a Labour Councillor was elected in Thurrock who lives in Norfolk but pretends to live here. Something that has gone largely unnoticed for 4 or 5 years now.
[quote][p][bold]OckendonPaul[/bold] wrote: Maybe they will. Tower hamlets style third world ballot rigging hasn't quite reached us yet. Remember - it's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes...[/p][/quote]We already have dodgy electoral practices afoot in Thurrock. Nobody batted an eyelid when a Labour Councillor was elected in Thurrock who lives in Norfolk but pretends to live here. Something that has gone largely unnoticed for 4 or 5 years now. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 8

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