Wednesday, 23 May 2012

UKIP Regional (Yorkshire & North Lincs.) Awards


Here are the highlights and winners from the UKIP Yorkshire & North Lincs. 2012 Local Election Results (punching above our weight once more!)

2012 Best Percentage Award


CANDIDATE
WARD
UKIP %
1
John Wilkinson
Silverwood
39
2
Edward Shepherd
Scartho
37
3
William Harness
Humberston & New Waltham
35
4
Brian Bailey
Wath
31
5
Sean O'Dell
Swinton
29
6
Valerie Wilkinson
Sitwell
28
7
Grant French
Stocksbridge & Upper Don
27
8
Caven Vines
Rotherham West
26
9
Michael Pallant
Hoober
26
10
Tina Dowdall
Wickersley
25
11
David Dews
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
25
12
Bryan Barkley
Normanton
25
13
Jason Smith
Queensbury
25

(Percetage rounded up/down to nearest %)

I used 25% as the cut off, 13 candidates making the cut.

John Wilkinson of Rotherham recieved an amazing 39% (and still failed to win the seat?!), just beating out UKIP's Council winning candidates Edward Shepherd in 2nd.


2012 Best Campaign Award

CANDIDATE
WARD
Votes 
from 
winning
1
Jason Smith
Queensbury
189
2
William Harness
Humberston & New Waltham
230
3
John Wilkinson
Silverwood
253
4
Grant French
Stocksbridge & Upper Don
384
5
Valerie Wilkinson
Sitwell
455

Candidates closest to taking seat.  I used 500 votes as cut of point, a couple of other candidates were ommitted due to their small percentages:



Percentage
Timothy Veal
Park
355
16
John Upex
Spofforth with Lower Wharfdale
492
11

I managed to beat out some big names being only 189 votes off taking UKIP's second seat!


2012 Best Vote Award


CANDIDATE
WARD
UKIP vote
1
Grant French
Stocksbridge & Upper Don
1386
2
John Wilkinson
Silverwood
1140
3
Valerie Wilkinson
Sitwell
1019
4
William Harness
Humberston & New Waltham
1001
5
David Dews
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
940
6
Edward Shepherd
Scartho
931
7
Brian Bailey
Wath
930
8
Paul Spivey
Kippax & Methley
889
9
Jason Smith
Queensbury
884
10
Jonathan Arnott
Woodhouse
879

Just took the Top 10 here.

Clear winner was Sheffield man Grant French with a astounding 1386 votes!


2012 Best Branch Award

Branch
Percentage
Rotherham
25
NE Lincolnshire
21
Wakefield
18
Doncaster
18
Barnsley
14
Kingston-Upon-Hull 
12
Harrogate 
11
Kirklees
11
Sheffield 
11
Bradford
11
Leeds 
10

Full branch results, used average percentage as indicator.

No surprise with Rotherham taking the Best Branch Award!

2012 Councillor Award
CANDIDATE
WARD
AUTHORITY
Edward Shepherd
Scartho
NE Lincolnshire 

Congratulations to Edward on becoming a councillor!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Jason Smith says thanks to UKIP voters in Queensbury


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 884 people who voted for me in the Queensbury council elections. This was a tremendous result where one in four people put their trust in me. After the final count, I was only 189 votes from becoming the local councillor.


Local people can rest assured that I won’t sit back and rest on my laurels and will continue to work for you throughout the year."

Jason Smith, UKIP Queensbury & Clayton Heights, UKIP Bradford chairman, Woodlands Avenue, Queensbury

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/news_opinion/tafeaturesletters/9698034.I_won___t_rest_on_laurels/


Full Queensbury result: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/asp/elections/resultsDetailL.asp?id=82&eid=7

Friday, 4 May 2012

2012 Local Elections - UKIP Bradford & District


Results from the UKIP Bradford & District,

Queensbury and Wibsey results were phenomenal!

This signals a massive breakthrough in Bradford.  4 first time candidates all posting good results and all with good scalps!


Queensbury – Jason Smith
884 votes (24.9%, vote increase from 9.8%)
3rd place and 189 votes off winning the seat!
Best ever result in Bradford District

Wibsey – Jamie Illingworth
781 votes (23.5%, increase from 10.5%)
Excellent 2nd place (972 votes) behind Labour beating the Tories & Lib Dems

Great Horton – Pal Bjornstom
4th place, 390 votes (8.2%) – slightly down percentage (8.6%) from 2011 by-election
Great effort from first time candidate!

Ilkley – Paul Latham
3rd place, 354 votes (7.2%) beating Green and Lib Dem
Good increased of previous vote (5.9%) and position increase (from 4th)

Baildon – James Fell
4th place, 331 votes (6.9%), beating Greens
Great vote for first time candidate!

Philip Bird – Shipley
4th place, 297 votes (6.7%) beating Lib Dem and Socalist Labour Party
Great result for long standing paper candidate!

Heaton – Sonja McNally
4th place, 302 votes (5.9%) beating Lib Dems
First time standing for UKIP, formally Green

Bradford Moor – Jim Dempsey
4th place, 143 votes (2.2%) beating Conservative!
Good showing for first time candidate

Friday, 30 March 2012

Sonja pledges to keep on fighting for the residents of Bradford


Sonja McNally UKIP Bradford West candidate in the by-election pledges to keep on working hard for the residents of Bradford.


“This was not a typical by election and clearly the result will send shock waves through the Labour party and our community.  I hope that the Labour council now listen to the residents and Bradford get what they deserve.”
 

“Clearly there is support for UKIP in Bradford and I would like to thank the people who took the time out to vote for me yesterday.  I am really proud to have been part of this campaign and to have given the people of Bradford an opportunity to vote UKIP and will now continue to work hard on behalf of our community and the fight will carry on for the local elections where I will be standing in the Heaton ward.”
 

“Apart from Galloway UKIP were the only party to increase their share of the vote which went from 2% to 3.3%, a pleasing result for the party when the other three main parties vote share significantly reduced.”

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Vote for the best for Bradford West - Vote Sonja McNally!




Come see us on Godwin Street, Bradford city centre!

72-74 Godwin Street, Bradford, BD1 3PT

Polls today close at 10pm.

VOTE UKIP!

Sonja says:
"I want to thank every person who voted for me.  Your vote is not a wasted one, but is showing Westminster that UKIP is the only party that really cares for its people.

It gave Bradford West a local lass. I had no political agenda of my own, but I have the people's interest at heart.  I offered no empty promises, but only to fight to give the people the right to have food on the table, a roof over their head and some spending money.

And just one final thing; when the others return to their homes I will still be driving over those same pot holes as you and paying higher car insurance like you because of where we live."

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Monday, 26 March 2012

Nigel Farage joins Sonja in Bradford

UKIP party leader Nigel Farage MEP joined Sonja today in Bradford West to support the campaign and talk to local residents.



Sunday, 25 March 2012

Save Thornton Delivery Office!


Sonja McNally UKIP Bradford West candidate continues to throw her support behind the campaign to save the Thornton delivery office.

"It's a disgrace that this vital service is being axed.   We've all heard in the past week about the threat to the Thornton delivery office.   If it closes, how are the elderly and disabled meant to get their packages?"

"Of course Royal Mail needs to rise to the challenge of modern technology, but Labour is the root cause for all the network closures in recent years.  They privatised the profitable business mail but left Royal Mail with the universal obligation to service every home."

Even Royal Mail admitted:  "changes were necessary as it faced ... tough competition from delivery companies" (T&A 25/01/2012)

"They also refused to directly fund the service.  That is why we saw Post Offices across Bradford closing.  It is also why we are now seeing the delivery office in Thornton closing."

"No wonder the other candidates have been silent on this issue as only UKIP can do anything to save our postal services.  Bradford West is not just about the city centre; there are people that live in outlying areas, and I will champion their causes just as much as the city."
(T&A 23/03/2012)

Friday, 23 March 2012

Sonja vows to fight for Bradford's pubs

Pub Budget Response Sonja McNally UKIP Bradford West

Looking at the proposals for beer duty, Sonja hits out at the lack of relief for local pubs:
“The Conservatives are adding 5p to the price of a pint which will put another nail in the coffin for the pub industry.”


“Pubs are the centre of Bradford’s villages and towns, acting like mini-parliaments where people can go to relax, meet their mates, and debate issues of the day in a safe environment.”


“Four pubs close everyday, which is killing local communities and destroying jobs – they need help! UKIP have run a save the pub campaign in Bradford for many years.”

Sonja will be joined by UKIP party leader Nigel Farage MEP on a pub crawl Sunday night to talk to publicans and customers across Bradford West about the future of their industry and local issues.

 (T&A 23/03/2012)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Sonja calls out Lib Dems on Odeon

Sonja McNally UKIP Bradford West candidate has hit out at Lib Dem crocodile tears over the future of the Odeon.

The Lib Dems have been part of the farce of the Odeon, sticking with the Tories in the council coalition for the last decade, who have run-down the iconic building with the desire to demolish.  This policy hasn't changed under Labour.

UKIP have campaigned since 2007 to have a referendum on the Odeon - lets put the future of the city in the hands of people and actually get things moving!

(Page from T&A Thursday 22nd March 2012)

Below, Sonja wins support from Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire

(T&A Wednesday 21st March 2012)

Monday, 19 March 2012

Vote local, Vote Sonja!

UKIP makes its presence felt in Bradford city centre - send a local lass to parliament!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Sonja calls for Odeon Referendum

UKIP Candidate for Bradford West Sonja McNally has spoken out about the ongoing saga of the Odeon demolition.

Speaking to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, she called for a Bradford-wide vote on the future of the building:


"As someone who has been in the past an usherette at the Odeon, for me the Odeon is part of Bradford and it belongs to the people of Bradford and it’s up to them to make the decision."


We want to put the future of the city in the hands of the Bradford people. The best way to get regeneration moving in Bradford would be to have a district wide vote on the Odeon. This would get people involved with the rebuilding of our city and give the Council a popular mandate to act...and act quickly!


The Council and previous "regeneration" organisations have systematically left the iconic Odeon to rot, with the express desire to demolish.

UKIP activists also attended the "Hug the Odeon" event, in which many local people came to protest about the demolition of the building.


We would like to retain the Odeon or at least the facade - we don't want our city to look like any other generic city in the UK - and with the Alhambra, it shows Bradford as a distinct place with our own history and culture. But ultimately the future of the city should be decided by the people of Bradford themselves.


We have been campaigning for a referendum on the future of the Odeon for years. Back in 2007 UKIP was the only party to call for a referendum and attacked the failed regeneration policies of the Council:

T&A (UKIP call for referendum 2007):
http://bit.ly/xeuzAi
Yorkshire Post (UKIP demand resignation and referendum 2008):
http://bit.ly/yeHyDs
T&A Letter (UKIP - how a referendum could work 2009):
http://bit.ly/yc0tlh