Where did it all go wrong for UKIP? The party was riding high after getting nearly four million votes in the UK’s general election and securing Brexit. But, while former leader Nigel Farage took his lap of honor at CPAC, his former party suffered a humiliating electoral defeat.
The battleground was Stoke-On-Trent, a working class town known for being the home of British pottery and Robbie Williams. The seat had previously been held by the Labour Party, but conventional wisdom was that, with 70 percent of its citizens supporting Brexit, it would be an easy win for UKIP. The UKIP were so confident that they fielded their new leader, Paul Nuttall MEP.