30 Oct 2014

The economic state of mind driving people towards Ukip

Now this month’s Clacton by-election gave the UK Independence Party its first seat in parliament and, come next May, Ukip will be hoping the east of England could be the source of further political riches. Several of its most prominent target seats are clustered along the coast.

I‚Äč have¬†travelled up from Conservative-held Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, through Boston, in Lincolnshire and on up to Grimsby – a Labour town since 1945 – to try to understand the economic issues propelling people towards the party.