UKIP Greater Manchester has been growing steadily over the last decade. In 2014 there was a huge break-through when the vote share for UKIP was substantially higher than ever before, electing a large number of MEPs.
In 2015 the polls were less friendly, predominantly due to the negative national press. In 2016 we saw results in the Council elections increase or stay the same, with a few votes being lost to Labour in Trafford.
In Manchester we saw most candidates attain second place in the polls. You can download the numbers for UKIP Manchester and UKIP Stretford & Urmston HERE. Our greatest success in the two areas are set out below. As you will see, we mainly achieved second places in Manchester and third places in Trafford. UKIP Nationally saw 58 councillors elected, which is up 26 and with Wales seeing 7 assembly members elected with 12.5% of the vote. In the London assembly two people were elected to the assembly. In a blow to the regressive left who claim UKIP is homophobic and racist the two London assembly members are made up of an openly gay man and a black man. In the ever on-going drama at Thurrock council UKIP just missed out on being the largest party by a single vote, having gained another six seats.
So, following the successes in 2015 and 2016, UKIP Greater Manchester has a lot to do. If we make steady gains then by the 2020 General Election we will be on course to the election of the first UKIP Councillors and hopefully an MP or two.
If you live in Greater Manchester and would like to join, please contact this website and I would be happy to pass your details across to the relevant person.
I work with both the UKIP Stretford & Urmston branch as well as the UKIP Manchester Branch.
Charlestown [2015: 2nd 1,464 - 26.2%]
Turnout: 27.75% 2,814 votes
UKIP: 770 (2nd place with 27.36%)
Moston [2015: 2nd, 2001 - 31.37%]
Turnout: 30.28%, 3,352 votes
UKIP: 899 votes (2nd place with 26.82%)
Higher Blackley [2015: 2nd, 1,414 - 25.75%]
Turnout: 25.76% 2,681 votes
UKIP: 691 votes (2nd place with 25.77%)
Gorton North [no previous figures]
Turnout: 26.8% 2,857 votes
UKIP: 628 votes (2nd place with 21.98%) Nearly four times the votes of the conservatives
Sharston [2015: 2nd 1,128 - 20.45%]
Turnout: 23%, 2,660 votes
UKIP: 561 votes (2nd place with 21.1%)
Harpurhey [2015: 2nd - 1,283 - 23.1%]
Turnout: 23.5% 2,785 votes
UKIP: 552 votes (2nd place with 19.82%) almost three and a half times more votes than the conservatives.