UPDATE – Farage fails to break through.
Postal ballo6s have to be mixed in with others so no postal trend can be noticed by counters.
Strategy to mislead voters about threat from Labour behind pre-election polling and false early reports, as picked up earlier.
UKIP get 4 million votes and only one MP. What’s behind such an amazing statistic?
Following the GE chat from across the globe in Manila is not so easy, but an hour tracking comments on www.politicalbetting.com throws up some interesting chatter. One observer questioned the first 49 voters in his polling station and found 16 voted UKIP. Dagenham apparently, which is not known for its UKIP history. He’s now forecasting a 30% share for UKIP.
A more serious commenter with associations to Oxford University political department says that Conservatives are doing badly on the East Coast in favour of UKIP.
Greens are also surprising according to another unofficial exit pollster sending in a comment.
The main polls have been trying to bury the real news of this election that UKIP and Greens are both surging.
What anecdotal stories are you finding where you are? Send us a comment!
As I keep saying, ifUKIP hadn’t backed fracking, they’d be 5% ahead and able to put serious numbers of MPs into Westminster.