Horsham man gets 128 votes in Eastleigh by-elections

Jim Duggan, Peace Party candidate pictured outside the Horsham District Council offices in 2009 - photo by Steve Cobb
Jim Duggan, Peace Party candidate pictured outside the Horsham District Council offices in 2009 - photo by Steve Cobb
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Horsham man Jim Duggan was beaten by the Beer, Baccy and Crumpets Party, Christian Party and Monster Raving Loony Party in the Eastleigh by-elections yesterday (Thursday).

Mr Duggan, who has stood as a Horsham Parliamentary candidate in the 2001, 2005 and 2010 General Elections, took 128 votes (3.1 per cent). The turnout was 52.8 per cent.

His success in Hampshire was not quite as successful as his attempts to be MP in Horsham. In the 2010 General Election standing for the Peace Party Mr Duggan received 253 votes (0.5 per cent) and in the 2001 and 2005 elections standing as an Independent candidate, 0.8 per cent of voters chose him to by MP.

Out of 14 candidates he came tenth in the by-election yesterday where the UK Independence Party beat the Conservative Party into second place.

Michael Thornton standing for the Liberal Democrats held the seat made vacant by Chris Huhne.

The full list of results is as follows:

THORNTON, Michael Douglas - Liberal Democrats - 13342 - ELECTED

JAMES, Diane Martine - UKIP - 11571

HUTCHINGS, Maria - The Conservative Party Candidate - 10559

O’FARRELL, John Peter - The Labour Party Candidate - 4088

STUPPLE, Danny - Independent - 768

MACLENNAN, Iain Ross - National Health Action - 392

HALL, Ray - Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party - 235

MILBURN, Kevin - Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship” - 163

HOPE, ‘Howling Laud’ - Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party - 136

DUGGAN, Jim - The Peace Party - Non-Violence, Justice, Environment - 128

BISHOP, David Laurence - Elvis Loves Pets Party - 72

WALTERS, Michael Philip - The English Democrats: “Putting England First!” - 70

PROCTER, Daz - Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts - 62

BEX, Colin Roland - Wessex Regionalists - 30