Big win for UKIP in Skegness, poll finds

Robin Hunter-Clarke and Nigel Farage.
Robin Hunter-Clarke and Nigel Farage.

A dramatic poll shows UKIP is on course for a huge election victory in Skegness next year.

A Survation poll, commissioned by UKIP, puts the party on 46 per cent in Boston and Skegness, with the Conservatives on 26, Labour 21 and the Lib Dems on just two per cent with ‘others’ on six.

The news was announced at the UKIP conference in Doncaster by leader Nigel Farage.

Branch chairman Robin Hunter-Clarke said: “We are so grateful for the people for believing in us.”

An East Midlands spokesman for the Conservative party said: “You have got to take this with a pinch of salt. A poll is a poll - it doesn’t mean anything eight months to the election.”

Coun Phil Kemp, Labour member for East Lindsey District Council, said: “If it does turn out that way I think it will be a terrific shame for the area. We would not be getting what we really need.”