Gaining Ground, Reform UK Outpaces Several Political Rivals
In the recent by-elections, Reform UK, led by Richard Tice, showcased a notable performance. In a competitive political landscape, the party secured 5.4% of the vote, displaying a higher preference among voters compared to the Liberal Democrat and Green candidates, who each garnered 1.6% of the vote1.
Specifically, in the Tamworth by-election, Reform UK outperformed the Liberal Democrats, who came in fifth with only 417 votes, showcasing the party’s relative strength in that region2.
Reform UK’s candidates secured 1,487 votes in Mid Bedfordshire and 1,373 votes in Tamworth, reflecting a certain level of support from the electorate3. Ian Cooper, representing Reform UK in Tamworth, garnered 1,373 votes, placing ahead of the UKIP candidate who secured 436 votes, thus indicating a stronger foothold for Reform UK in comparison to some other political factions in the area4.
This by-election performance by Reform UK is seen as a positive step in establishing its presence and gaining traction among voters, particularly in regions like Tamworth.