A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Council by-election results

Last night's council by-election results.

First the good - no, excellent, one:

Sandwell MBC, Princes End Ward - Labour gain from BNP - Labour 796, Con 517, BNP 314, LD 29 - Labour vote increased from 35.7% to 48% since May. BNP vote down from 34.9% to 18.9%, Tory vote up from 19.8% to 31.2%.

Now the rest:

Derbyshire Dales DC, Masson Ward - Con gain from Lab - Con 369 Lab 256 LibDem 126. Swing of just under 9% from Lab to Con.

Maidstone DC, Shepway South Ward - Con gain from Lab - Con 251 Lab 240 LibDem 173 Green 34. Swing of only 1.3% from Lab to Con (the ward had an 11 vote Lab majority in May).

Richmond LBC, Barnes ward - Con hold with swing of just under 5% to them from LD

Wokingham UA, Remenham Ward - Con hold in a very safe seat. Strangely the Labour vote went up - though only from 3.9% to 4.6%!


Anonymous Andrea said...

yesterday it was a very good Tory night in local bylections.

9:31 am, December 07, 2007

Blogger Hughes Views said...

These look pretty reasonable mid-term local government results. We can certainly win a fourth term from such a position...

11:02 am, December 07, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Win a fouth term you must be bonkers!!!

12:06 pm, December 07, 2007

Blogger Merseymike said...

Its not out of the question: the Tory programme is weak and vacuous.

But there will have to be some changes to win back core voters who have left us. Not the temporary fly-by-nights of 1997, but those who are naturally attracted to social democratic politics.

7:13 pm, December 07, 2007


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