South Yorkshire Police Commission By-election update
Here are the expenses for the South Yorkshire Police Commissioner By-election:-
Number of votes: 74060
Cost per vote:£1.68.
Number of votes: 46883
Cost per vote:£3.35
Number of votes:18536
Cost per vote:98 pence.
Number of votes: 8583
Cost per vote: £1.11.
While I had already done a previous Blog item about this by-election, which can be found here >>> http://robintilbrook.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-lessons-of-south-yorkshire-by.html, I thought it was interesting that actually, contrary to some of the comments that I have seen about the relative position of the English Democrats and UKIP, that despite them spending over sixteen times as much money as we were able to spend in the election, and significantly more than even Labour’s spend, they were still not anywhere near beating Labour in South Yorkshire.
It was also interesting that UKIP spent more than three times as much than we did on each and every vote that they received. I think the moral is that if we were actually able to raise enough money to match UKIP’s spending, not only would we beat them, but we would have been more likely to win election than they ever could be.
Could that be something to do with the relative appeal of English nationalism as against British nationalism?