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27 May 2017

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Kim Rose standing for UKIP in Southampton Itchen PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 May 2017 19:45

kim rose croppedKim Rose, who stood in the 2015 general election for the Itchen constituency, which includes Bitterne Park, has said he’ll again be standing in the 2017 general election on June 8.


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Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics South on May 7 (58:30 into the programme), Rose said: “I am standing against Royston Smith – I’ll say it on live TV.”

Host Peter Henley asked: “Why stand against an MP who said he would resign if there wasn’t a referendum all along.”

“I don’t believe Royston Smith has done enough for the city… and quite frankly I feel that UKIP should stand in as many seats as possible. I don’t agree with alliances…” he responded.

In 2015 UKIP came third in Southampton Itchen. The voting was as follows:









Liberal Democrat




There were 44710 valid votes cast from an electorate of 72281.

A UKIP source suggested the party wouldn't be fielding a candidate in Southampton Test, which includes St Denys, Portswood and Highfield.

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