Other parties

This table shows the local election vote shares (percentages) in Southend-on-Sea for the last fourteen years for the minor parties.

UKIP Green Cliffs Pavilion Area Residents’ Parking BNP English Democrats Mum’s Army MUM National Front Total %
2000 1.54 0.21 0.39 2.14
2001 0.50 0.5
2002 0.72 0.72
2003 2.39 0.79 3.18
2004 1.63 2.82 1.02 5.47
2006 2.05 2.98 4.61 0.30 9.94
2007 1.70 2.36 5.94 0.29 10.29
2008 1.26 0.46 10.71 12.43
2010 4.16 1.24 5.03 0.07 10.5
2011 6.63 1.86 0.49 0.25 9.23
2012 7.65 1.92 3.87 0.15 13.59
2014 19.10 1.23 0.04 20.37

It will be noted that 2006 first saw significant numbers for the minor parties, driven largely by the rise of the British National Party. The BNP high point was 2008, and internal strife meant that two years’ later they had disappeared, most of their support transferring to the English Democrats.

The English Democrat star shone brightly for one year only, and my guess is that their support has transferred over to UKIP.

UKIP became the first minor party to see candidates elected in Southend-on-Sea; last May they won in five wards.

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2 Responses to Other parties

  1. James Moyies says:

    Afraid your numbers for 2012 English Democrats are completely wrong.

  2. You are correct. Inexplicably I copied the data from the wrong column. Now corrected.

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