So, there was a bit of a stir yesterday, over a YouGov “poll”. The Southend Echo reported it under the headline:
“Forecast puts Ukip on top in Thurrock and only just behind in Rochford and Southend East“
Which is a fairly ground-breaking claim, liable to induce panic in the Tory and Labour ranks locally (The Lib Dems have, as I’ve said previously, already clearly given up -Ed).
Only one problem really: that headline is not actually true.