NIGEL Farage may have delivered on his promised “earthquake” by heading the only party to have won a UK election for 100 years apart from the Conservatives or Labour, but not much changes in Oxford.

It will be a considerable comfort to those worried by the rise of the UK Independence Party leader that the city’s voters stayed resolutely to the left, with Labour taking over the Greens as the most popular party in this year’s European Parliament vote in the city.

There’s no question the popularity of UKIP is making waves in British politics of the kind not seen since the SDP in the early 1980s, though, like that party, it remains to be seen if its momentum can last.

But it has a very long way to go before it can convince city voters.

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