Next month’s vote on the UK staying, or leaving the EU, means there is little point in voting UKIP at the Council elections.
UKIP seems to agree: 14 of the 23 seats being contested in Wirral have no UKIP candidate. Their ‘local’ candidate for Wallasey lives in Liverpool.
UKIP membership has fallen by around a quarter and doubts exist about it’s long term future as a political party.
At last year’s election, they received the backing of barely 10% of local people. They can’t win here.
That’s why UKIP supporters are saying they will be voting for the local Conservatives in the council elections on Thursday 5th May: to stop Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour candidate from being elected instead.
The danger in this constituency is that UKIP splits the anti-Labour vote and let’s the Labour candidate in through the back door.