There was a council by-election in Nottingham in which Labour won with 1179 votes, Tories came a close second with 1025 votes and UKIP came in third with a respectable 536.
The Lib Dems? They came fifth with 56 votes. Yes, there are 56 people in Nottingham who still believe in this crowd of loonies. A low enough result to stamp ‘Return to Sender’ on the yellow rosette this time. But wait, I’ve missed one out.
Fourth place went to the Bus-Pass Elvis party with 67 votes. Campaigning this time on a promise to legalise brothels and have a 30% discount for pensioners. That, it seems, was more appealing than whatever the Lib Dems had to offer.
Unfortunately, the various incarnations of the Elvis Party also want to ban airguns. So no real improvement then.
Even so… I laughed like Sid James at the story.
What a pity the Tories split the UKIP vote. There could have been a decent result otherwise.