It’s taken a while to sink in, but you’ve probably seen by now that the results of the Kent County Council elections in Thanet have certainly been… well, how can I put it?! I’m gonna opt for ‘interesting’. That’s a good adjective in these circumstances.
As reported by Thomas Brown on This Is Kent's website, 7 out of the 8 KCC councillors elected to represent the Isle of Thanet were UK Independence Party candidates. The only candidate without a purple rosette to his name who bagged himself a place in County Hall was Labour activist and former Mayor of Margate, Will Scobie. This is, without a doubt, a momentous result.
Let’s not beat around the bush – I don’t honestly believe anyone could have expected the scale of UKIP’s electoral success in Thanet. The inroads made by UKIP candidates surpassed all of my expectations, so you’ll understand me if I admit that I didn’t expect this outcome. It’s unprecedented, as far as I can see. But it’s also fairly unanimous, clearly. So what else is there to say?
In the end, it appears as if the people of Thanet have made their choice. Perhaps we should start getting used to the purple reign.
See what I did there?! Although, I suppose the real question is: Would Prince have voted UKIP?