In 5/6ths its 120 GE15 2nd places it faces majorities of 10%+
In the aftermath of May 7th UKIP was taking some comfort from the 120 second places it had chalked up suggesting that this provided a good platform for next time. Maybe.
Steven Ayres on the House of Commons Library blog has produced an interesting analysis of Farage’s party’s performance and the potential to build on its record GE15.
His chart says it all. The party might have chalked up 120 second places but in the vast majority of these seats it was a long way behind.
The regional split in the post is interesting. UKIP took 40% of the second places in the South East in the majority displacing the LDs.