Independence foray

April 25, 1997

One person for whom such tactics are likely to be unnecessary is LSE academic Alan Sked, leader of the UK Independence Party. Somewhat upstaged by the Jimmy-come-latelies of the Referendum Party, the UKIP is still contesting 194 seats - about half as many again as the number of votes Sked got in Bath in 1992. This time he is facing a notional Tory majority of over 20,000 in Romsey.

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