Labour have held on to the post of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, but Ukip saw a surge in support.
Alan Billings won on first preference votes, narrowly avoiding a second-round contest, despite the party’s campaign being hampered by controversy over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.
The turnout was 14.8 per cent
. That was made up of 3.5 per cent at polling stations and 11.7 per cent at polling stations.
Mr Billings won with 74,060 votes, 50.02%, with Ukip’s Jack Clarkson taking second place on 46,883, 31.66%.
The reality is the post is a joke and no one gives a damn,but in May we will see a fight.
Labour faces WIPEOUT in Scotland: As Miliband flies to Glasgow, shocking new poll shows his party is on verge of collapse
Labour currently has 40 Scottish seats at Westminster compared with the SNP’s six.
However, since the 2010 election the Labour party has struggled in Scotland while the SNP appears to have been boosted by Nicola Sturgeon replaced Alex Salmond as leader.
Mr Miliband’s hopes of securing a majority in the Commons depend on holding, or even gaining, seats in Scotland.
From late November a key route in Salford will close as Network Rail start work on electrifying train lines in the area.
The A576 Broughton Road, off Salford precinct roundabout in Pendleton will shut between Cobden Street and Lissadel Street from Monday 24 November 2014 for a maximum period of eight months, say Salford council.
Scots soldiers drafted in to deal with Libyan troops blamed for string of sex attacks in England
TROOPS from 2 Scots, the Royal Highland Fusiliers, had leave cancelled yesterday so they can back up police struggling to control trainees at Bassingbourn Barracks, Cambridgeshire.
David Cameron accused of being ”asleep at the wheel” over £1.7bn European Union bill demand
PM had resorted to “bluster” while European budget Commissioner Jacek Dominik said he missed two chances to protest
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Mr Blair admitted that border controls were important to ensure people do not feel they have “lost control over their communities and their lives” but said that stopping immigration would be a “disaster” for Britain.
The intervention follows attempts by the Labour Party to harden its stance on immigration after almost losing the supposedly safe seat of Heywood and Middleton to Ukip.
Mr Miliband recently pledged to legislate on immigration within weeks of entering Number 10 if he wins the next election, while Labour MPs have reportedly been ordered to hold meetings with constituents on the topic to increase understanding.