Tommy needed over 150 000 votes to secure a seat in the fake EU parliament, but he led his voters through an amazing achievement in getting 39 000 votes in a hotly contested election environment where he had virtually no social media presence whatsoever.
That’s the danger social media poses to our societies, being able to pick and choose whose voices will or will not be heard. The gatekeepers of social media force their opinions on everyone else while squelching dissent, as all jack-booted dictators have done in the past. In light of the social media shut-out, it’s amazing that he pulled as many votes as he did.
NOTE: The Tories just managed a little over 100 000 more votes than Tommy in the same area, and with all the media at their disposal.
Tommy Robinson LOSES his MEP bid: Former EDL leader blames his social media ban as he forfeits his £5,000 deposit and comes eighth
- Tommy Robinson came eighth out of 11 candidates in the North West of England
- He is a political adviser to UKIP leader Gerrard Batten but ran as an independent
- During his controversial MEP campaign he was twice targeted with milkshakes
Independent candidate Tommy Robinson (pictured at a count in Manchester last night) has failed in his bid to be elected as an MEP, losing his £5,000 deposit
Independent candidate Tommy Robinson has failed in his bid to be elected as an MEP, losing his £5,000 deposit.
Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, fumed that he had been denied a platform on social media after he came in eighth place out of 11 in the North West England region with 38,908 votes.
The far-right agitator – who has been banned from Facebook and Instagram and was twice targeted by milkshake-throwing protesters during his controversial campaign – gathered only just 2.2 per cent of the vote.
Mr Robinson conceded defeat in his bid to become an MEP before the official council area results were declared at the North West count.