Council by-election results
Last night's council by-election results:
Tulketh Ward, Preston. Lab hold. Lab 423, LD 400, Con 292, Respect SWP 84, Green 36. Lab down 14.6%, Con down 10.4%, LDs up 15.3%.
Leyton Ward, Waltham Forest. LD gain from Lab. LD 1360, 56%, Labour 695, 28.6%, Respect SWP 176, 7.2%, Con 108, 4.4%, Green 90, 3.7%. This was the by-election caused by the conviction and disqualification of Labour Councillor (and Compass Board Member...) Miranda Grell for "making a false statement of fact about the LD candidate's personal character" in 2006, so not really a surprising result. Swing of about 13.5% from Lab to LD. The Respect SWP candidate was Carole Vincent who appeared in the last series of Big Brother.
Streeton Ward, E Staffs. Con hold. Con 661, Lab 366, BNP 327, Popular Alliance 233, LD 205.
Dromore Ward, Banbridge. UUP hold in a mainly DUP part of Northern Ireland.
Elgin City South Ward, Moray. SNP hold. Labour vote down 11% and independent overtaking us to come second.