Updated: Ukip win Rayleigh South from the Tories

Keith Gibbs celebrating his historic win

Keith Gibbs celebrating his historic win

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UKIP has taken the Rayleigh South seat from the Tories.

Former Tory Keith Gibbs beat Conservative John Flack to win by 185 votes.

This was the second of six seats in south Essex to be taken by Ukip on the night.

Mr Gibbs, a retired policeman, said: “I’m elated. I’m proud to be one of the first Ukip county councillors in Essex.”

The loss will be a huge blow for Mr Flack, a prominent Essex Tory, who stood in the division after long-serving councillor Mavis Webster's decision to step down.

For a full list of results click here.

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3:14am Fri 3 May 13

Kim Gandy says...

Thanks to the hard work of the candidates - and the public for finally seeing sense - and to the bad mouthers and detractors everywhere, especially Ken Clarke
Thanks to the hard work of the candidates - and the public for finally seeing sense - and to the bad mouthers and detractors everywhere, especially Ken Clarke Kim Gandy
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9:52am Fri 3 May 13

marybelle says...

Well done Keith you are giving the former Tory voters exactly what they want, not this washy washy coalition rubbish.
Well done Keith you are giving the former Tory voters exactly what they want, not this washy washy coalition rubbish. marybelle
  • Score: 3

11:42am Fri 3 May 13

Red Under Your Bed says...

"It is not UKIP per se which I find terrifying. It is the fearful and introspective mood of the people which their election represents, and the reaction it may provoke from other parties.

It would be a mistake to think that people vote for UKIP purely because of its anti-immigration and anti-EU policies. UKIP reflects openly every nasty, grudging, spite and hate filled attitude behind the policies which have shaped the Welfare Reform Bill and its assault on those who are unable to work...the disabled, the redundant, those without sufficient eduction or training. All those who need the help and support of society, but whom our political parties are pushing yet further to its margins. The irony is that by blaming immigrants, UKIP gives the marginalised an enemy. What the Labour Party needs to do now, is to give them a friend and champion"

Well said, Mary Lockhart
"It is not UKIP per se which I find terrifying. It is the fearful and introspective mood of the people which their election represents, and the reaction it may provoke from other parties. It would be a mistake to think that people vote for UKIP purely because of its anti-immigration and anti-EU policies. UKIP reflects openly every nasty, grudging, spite and hate filled attitude behind the policies which have shaped the Welfare Reform Bill and its assault on those who are unable to work...the disabled, the redundant, those without sufficient eduction or training. All those who need the help and support of society, but whom our political parties are pushing yet further to its margins. The irony is that by blaming immigrants, UKIP gives the marginalised an enemy. What the Labour Party needs to do now, is to give them a friend and champion" Well said, Mary Lockhart Red Under Your Bed
  • Score: -4

12:46pm Fri 3 May 13

Sensible of Leigh says...

We live in very dangerous times. The last Great Depression saw the rise of extremists who were quick to blame Jews for the economic woes. Today we have UKIP who blame immigrants. A movement which preys on the fears of people. Decent people must be on their guard before the extremists drag the country down. They might not wear black shirts but the appeal and the motives are the same
We live in very dangerous times. The last Great Depression saw the rise of extremists who were quick to blame Jews for the economic woes. Today we have UKIP who blame immigrants. A movement which preys on the fears of people. Decent people must be on their guard before the extremists drag the country down. They might not wear black shirts but the appeal and the motives are the same Sensible of Leigh
  • Score: -5

2:06pm Fri 3 May 13

Alekhine says...

Lets blame everybody apart from the party who spent all the money.
Lets blame everybody apart from the party who spent all the money. Alekhine
  • Score: 5

3:06pm Fri 3 May 13

Alfiee says...

Well Done you deserve it. Once UKIP prove they are for the people. 2015 They will make History. After all nobody else cares do they.
Well Done you deserve it. Once UKIP prove they are for the people. 2015 They will make History. After all nobody else cares do they. Alfiee
  • Score: 4

5:17pm Fri 3 May 13

r.balchin says...

Well done UKIP .The present tory lot are so arrogant ,don,t listen and don,t care. The posh boys will be gone soon and we will get some pride and self worth back into this country. raymondo
Well done UKIP .The present tory lot are so arrogant ,don,t listen and don,t care. The posh boys will be gone soon and we will get some pride and self worth back into this country. raymondo r.balchin
  • Score: 4

5:26pm Fri 3 May 13

Seasider90 says...

Sensible of Leigh you should be called thicko of Leigh for writing such utter drivel. The fact is people have woken up to the big Tory/Lab/Lib con. You simply cannot understand that we don't want to be puppets of Europe. You may be happy for Euro rapists, murderers and paedos to live here I and many others are not. You may be happy to sit in extended NHS waiting lists, see schools flooded with foreign children, see wages go down due to cheap Euro labour but many of us are not. Keep voting for the same old parties and where has it got us? And it has nothing to do with rascism - the typical left wing response to anything and everything. Fact is the people are waking up and its absolutely fantastic - well done UKIP - the ONLY party of the people.
Sensible of Leigh you should be called thicko of Leigh for writing such utter drivel. The fact is people have woken up to the big Tory/Lab/Lib con. You simply cannot understand that we don't want to be puppets of Europe. You may be happy for Euro rapists, murderers and paedos to live here I and many others are not. You may be happy to sit in extended NHS waiting lists, see schools flooded with foreign children, see wages go down due to cheap Euro labour but many of us are not. Keep voting for the same old parties and where has it got us? And it has nothing to do with rascism - the typical left wing response to anything and everything. Fact is the people are waking up and its absolutely fantastic - well done UKIP - the ONLY party of the people. Seasider90
  • Score: 7

5:31pm Fri 3 May 13

Seasider90 says...

Oh and someone show me a better leader than Nigel Farage. The only politican who stands up to the greedy, arrogant, overpaid, overbloated ego maniac EU politicans who are screwing us for more and more and more money. Enough is enough. Go get em Nige! We're right behind you fella.
Oh and someone show me a better leader than Nigel Farage. The only politican who stands up to the greedy, arrogant, overpaid, overbloated ego maniac EU politicans who are screwing us for more and more and more money. Enough is enough. Go get em Nige! We're right behind you fella. Seasider90
  • Score: 5

5:55pm Fri 3 May 13

Red Under Your Bed says...

Seasider90 wrote:
Oh and someone show me a better leader than Nigel Farage. The only politican who stands up to the greedy, arrogant, overpaid, overbloated ego maniac EU politicans who are screwing us for more and more and more money. Enough is enough. Go get em Nige! We're right behind you fella.
He's happy to suckle on the teat of the EU for a living though. He's a hypocrite.
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: Oh and someone show me a better leader than Nigel Farage. The only politican who stands up to the greedy, arrogant, overpaid, overbloated ego maniac EU politicans who are screwing us for more and more and more money. Enough is enough. Go get em Nige! We're right behind you fella.[/p][/quote]He's happy to suckle on the teat of the EU for a living though. He's a hypocrite. Red Under Your Bed
  • Score: -6

10:32pm Fri 3 May 13

Seasider90 says...

Maybe commie red you should have listened to how he savages them whilst in the EU parliament and highlights their greed and hypocrisy. Listen to him on Youtube. I'd pay him double just to see and hear him humiliate the overpaid left wing Euro idiots. Maybe you're forgetting that many Europeans are now hating this organisation and everything it stands for. From the fisheries policy that destroys the marine ecology to free movement of criminals. Start reading about the damage that has been done by the EU. Only loved by lefties like Bliar and his idiotic Labour commie idiots. The main parties have betrayed the people of this country - you can keep the blinkers on but the election results prove many people are seeing the main parties for what they are - puppets of the EU and the people want change.
Maybe commie red you should have listened to how he savages them whilst in the EU parliament and highlights their greed and hypocrisy. Listen to him on Youtube. I'd pay him double just to see and hear him humiliate the overpaid left wing Euro idiots. Maybe you're forgetting that many Europeans are now hating this organisation and everything it stands for. From the fisheries policy that destroys the marine ecology to free movement of criminals. Start reading about the damage that has been done by the EU. Only loved by lefties like Bliar and his idiotic Labour commie idiots. The main parties have betrayed the people of this country - you can keep the blinkers on but the election results prove many people are seeing the main parties for what they are - puppets of the EU and the people want change. Seasider90
  • Score: 1

9:20pm Sat 4 May 13

top banana 1 says...

Seasider90 wrote:
Maybe commie red you should have listened to how he savages them whilst in the EU parliament and highlights their greed and hypocrisy. Listen to him on Youtube. I'd pay him double just to see and hear him humiliate the overpaid left wing Euro idiots. Maybe you're forgetting that many Europeans are now hating this organisation and everything it stands for. From the fisheries policy that destroys the marine ecology to free movement of criminals. Start reading about the damage that has been done by the EU. Only loved by lefties like Bliar and his idiotic Labour commie idiots. The main parties have betrayed the people of this country - you can keep the blinkers on but the election results prove many people are seeing the main parties for what they are - puppets of the EU and the people want change.
Totally agree with you , when are these bloody socialists going to realise the damage Blair and brown done ,let's not forget who's wife championed the human rights law , which is why we can't kick certain people out of our country who hate and want to destroy us, who let in every tom dick and harry in to milk us , raided the pension pot when told by better men not to because of the black hole it would cause, gave our gold away and then when we, the English public , speak out and are branded racists , the majority of the English public don't mind people coming here to work and pay taxes, what they do mind is that social engineering prank , we don't want that kind here , and if that makes me a racist then so be it , I've got friends from all walks of life who happen to agree with me, in a general election , I'd vote ukip
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: Maybe commie red you should have listened to how he savages them whilst in the EU parliament and highlights their greed and hypocrisy. Listen to him on Youtube. I'd pay him double just to see and hear him humiliate the overpaid left wing Euro idiots. Maybe you're forgetting that many Europeans are now hating this organisation and everything it stands for. From the fisheries policy that destroys the marine ecology to free movement of criminals. Start reading about the damage that has been done by the EU. Only loved by lefties like Bliar and his idiotic Labour commie idiots. The main parties have betrayed the people of this country - you can keep the blinkers on but the election results prove many people are seeing the main parties for what they are - puppets of the EU and the people want change.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you , when are these bloody socialists going to realise the damage Blair and brown done ,let's not forget who's wife championed the human rights law , which is why we can't kick certain people out of our country who hate and want to destroy us, who let in every tom dick and harry in to milk us , raided the pension pot when told by better men not to because of the black hole it would cause, gave our gold away and then when we, the English public , speak out and are branded racists , the majority of the English public don't mind people coming here to work and pay taxes, what they do mind is that social engineering prank , we don't want that kind here , and if that makes me a racist then so be it , I've got friends from all walks of life who happen to agree with me, in a general election , I'd vote ukip top banana 1
  • Score: 0

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