UKIP 'within a whisker' of Labour in Heywood and Middleton seat

October 10, 2014 7:26 AM

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UKIP 'within a whisker' of Labour in Heywood and Middleton seat

There were huge sighs of relief amid the cheers as Labour clinched a victory that had always been theirs to lose.

A safe Labour seat since it was created in 1983, the sudden death of Jim Dobbin had given the UK Independence Party an unexpected opportunity to test the power of its message in the North West.

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