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Davis Romps Home where Labour Fears to Tread .........

Stewart Cowan, 11/7/08

Former Shadow Home Secretary, David Davis, has, as fully expected, recorded a landslide victory in yesterday's Haltemprice and Howden by-election.

He resigned last month in protest at the erosion of civil liberties, particularly regarding the Government's victory on the 42-day detention for terrorist suspects.

Mr Davis claimed a "stunning victory" as most of the 33.8% of the electorate who voted sided with him (17,113 votes).

He said the result was a 'shot across the bows of Gordon Brown's authoritarian government.'

With the Lib Dems not standing due to supporting Mr Davis' stance and Labour being too cowardly to even enter a candidate and at least use the by-election to contribute to the important debate about basic freedoms, the Greens managed to finish second with 1,758 votes.

The English Democrats came a close third with 1,714 votes followed by a record twenty-three also-rans, including former goalie, sports commentator and now conspiracy theorist David Icke (110 votes) and George Hargreaves for the Christian Party with 76 votes - 32 more than the Church of the Militant Elvis Party candidate, but less than a fifth of the votes polled by 'Mad Cow-Girl' for The Official Monster Raving Loony Party.

I guess there's nothing more to say.