May 5, 2010
The most widely used and industry accepted means of analysing website popularity in terms of internet traffic ranking and pageviews, is using the website www.alexa.com It could be viewed as the largest internet based poll, as it is simply based on website hits.
Alexa is owned by Amazon and collects "cookies" from millions of websurfers from around the world. It is able to categorise these visitors by country as it recognises the physical location of IP addresses. For website traffic in the UK an analysis of the rankings of the 5 main political parties reveals an amazing and worrying result.
1) Lib Dems 629 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/libdems.org.uk#
2) BNP 631 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bnp.org.uk#
3) Conservatives 682 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/conservatives.com#
4) Labour 929 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/labour.org.uk#
5) UKIP 2255 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ukip.org#
One might have expected the traffic of the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat websites to be broadly similar to each other. Even the UKIP ranking is not particularly surprising.
However, the ranking of the BNP website as virtually the most highly trafficked UK party political website is just incredible.
None of the pollsters or political journalists in the UK have even started to understand that the BNP is attracting so much interest from British surfers ( in the comfort of their own homes.)
It seems very likely to me that there are large numbers of voters who are so fed-up with the Labour Party's record of unrestrained immigration and all of its effects on UK society, that they want to hear something much more convincing than the other parties have stated to-date in the run-up to this election.
It is clear from the disproportionate interest in the BNP website that the "Political correctness" of the Conservative Party is potentially losing a large number of votes.
The unlimited immigration from other member states of Europe has clearly been misrepresented by the Labour Party. David Cameron who is in favour of transitional arrangements for new member states now has a huge opportunity in the next 36 hours, to try to woo and win back to the Conservative Party, this tacit and flirting interest in the BNP from British web-surfers/voters who would have voted Conservative in the past. This obviously has to be done with great sensitivity so as not to alienate voters in the centre of the political spectrum.
The issue of unrestrained immigration has clearly been underestimated by the political parties during this election campaign. If the Tories react in time, it will put a clearer marker in the sand for the Conservative Party and will put the Labour and the Liberal Democrat parties on the backfoot. This may attract 2-3% more support for the Conservative Party which could make the all important difference in gaining an overall majority.
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