David McNarry MLA, UKIP’s leader in Northern Ireland, has extended UKIP Northern Ireland’s congratulations to local man Stephen Crosby who took 18.5% of the vote, increasing UKIPs percentage vote by nearly 15% in the Nottingham North constituency.
“While this has long been a safe Labour seat, Stephen did a first rate job, coming third, with less than a thousand votes between him and the second placed Tory candidate. It is a good thing that candidates from Northern Ireland should stand in English constituencies – or indeed constituencies in other parts of the UK – because it emphasises the truly national scale and scope of UKIP as a party. People here need to remember that because a vote for UKIP is a vote for a national and unionist party and helps reinforce Northern Ireland’s position as part of the UK. So it’s well done to Stephen in Nottingham North!”