Nigel Farage and Al Murray’s faces tell the story of Thanet South
He’d already declared that he would stand down as Ukip leader if he failed to be elected to the House of Commons as MP for Thanet South, and Nigel Farage’s face upon finding out he’d lost seemed to be taking in the reality of those words.
On the other hand, Al Murray, who was standing for his Fukp party, couldn’t have looked more pleased. When the winner was announced as the Conservative’s Craig Mackinlay, this was his face.
Which changed to this.
And then this.
Comedy character loses in South Thanet (and Al Murray too) pic.twitter.com/dexycz4xmF— Ken Barlow (@I_am_KenBarlow) May 8, 2015
Farage could be joining the growing list of party leaders expected to resign after today’s results.
— HOPE not hate (@hopenothate) May 8, 2015
But Ukip supporters are still very much behind the leader, and are hoping he won’t leave.
As the saying goes, Nigel, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.
Nigel Farage fails in his seventh attempt to get elected to Commons.— Lucy Fisher (@LOS_Fisher) May 8, 2015
Or maybe give up after seven attempts.
There’s one man who doesn’t look like giving up after what was his first attempt, though. Al Murray sent out a rallying cry to his followers.
We are the 318!— Al Murray - DKMS.ORG.UK (@almurray) May 8, 2015
Still, the final word should come from Farage, who says he’s happy after losing.
Nigel Farage says he feels happy after losing his election. He might be even happier knowing that many share his feelings.— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) May 8, 2015
Scrap that – Murray’s face deserves to close.
Watch: The moment Nigel Farage lost South Thanethttps://t.co/b31TYM67IA— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) May 8, 2015
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