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There is a by-election forthcoming in Sleaford and North Hykeham, and following Zac Goldsmith's ousting by the Lib Dems, Ukip has spotted what they believe is an opportunity.
The by-election has come about as a Tory MP resigned over government policy on Brexit.
In a letter to George Clark, chairman of the Sleaford and North Hykeham Conservative Association, Stephen Phillips wrote:
Some will label me a quitter or, no doubt, worse. Those are labels with which I can live. The label Conservative no longer is.
A great opportunity for Ukip is afoot! Perhaps another MP?
Indeed Nigel Farage was greeted by large crowds in Sleaford on the campaign trail for his candidate Victoria Ayling.
Everything seemed positive, Nigel was even talking about a "major realignment" in British politics if Ukip took some English heartland.
What could go wrong?
Nigel Farage predicts a "major realignment" in British politics if "Brexit doesn't mean Brexit" https://t.co/5eTTITGjHz — Sky News (@Sky News)
If only they could spell Sleaford and North Hykeham correctly.
Picture: Sky News/Screengrab
What a time to be alive.
HT Political Scrapbook
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