Listen to any media report of the elections and you will hear the same story: UKIP have made huge gains at the expense of the mainstream parties. It is the same as the election campaign itself where the only coverage was:
- Nigel Farage
- People pointing out that Nigel Farage and other UKIP members are mad, bad and/or dangerous
- Reports explaining that UKIP have dominated the election campaign
- Ed Miliband forgetting someone’s name
The actual results so far tell a different story:
Using simple mathematical techniques it is pretty obvious that Labour has made the most gains as well as winning the most seats. I know that people voting for common sense policies that will help address the problems ordinary people are suffering isn’t as exciting as large numbers of people voting for a party whose party leader won’t defend their policies as they are so obviously bonkers – but now the voting is over how about some proper commentary?