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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Council by-election results

Last night's council by-election results:

Ballieston Ward, Glasgow City Council. SNP hold. Final STV round: SNP 2511, Lab 2313. First Round: SNP 2318 (44.6%, +11.4), Lab 2167 (41.7%, -4.3), Con 259 (Con 5.0%, -1.5), LD 159 (3.1%, +0.4), Solidarity 74 (1.4%, -3.1), BNP 73 (1.4%, +1.4), Scottish Socialists 58 (1.1%, -1.1), Green 45 (0.9%, -0.8), Scottish Unionist 43 (0.8%, -1.3). Swing of 7.9% from Lab to SNP since May 2007. This was the seat vacated by the winner of the Glasgow East parliamentary by-election.

Farnley & Wortley Ward, Leeds City Council. Green hold. Green 1183 (27.1%, -17.4), LD 1151 (26.3%, +22.2) Lab 1009 (23.1%, +1.1), BNP 556 (12.7%, -1.1), Con 428 (9.8%, -5.2), Alliance for Green Socialism 45 (1.0%, +0.5). Swing of 19.8% from Green to LD since May this year. Lib Dems leapfrog Labour to take second place.

St Dogmaels Ward, Pembrokeshire UA. Ind gain from LD. Ind 496 (55.7%, +17.4), Lib Dem 177 (19.9%, -41.8), Ind 160 (18.0%, -20.3), Con 57 (6.4%, +6.4). Swing of 29.6% from LD to Ind since May this year.

Woodbridge Riverside Ward, Suffolk Coastal DC. Con hold. Con 313 (46.0%, -8.5), Lib Dem 254 (37.4%, +13.1), Green 57 (8.4%, 3.5), Lab 56 (8.2%, -1.1). Swing of 10.8% from Con to LD since May 2007.

Woodbridge Division, Suffolk CC. LD gain from Con. Lib Dem 970 (41.8%, +2.3), Con 826 (35.6%, -4.4), Ind 378 (16.3%, +16.3), Lab 147 (6.3%, -14.2). Swing of since 3.4% from Con to LD since 2005.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very, very poor result for the Tories in Leeds. They ran a high profile campaign, a variety of glossy leaflets and even MPs visiting to campaign.

The Tories have lost seats in Leeds in the last two sets of local elections. Now they see their vote sliced in half, despite their efforts and supposed national popularity.

One thing is for sure - whatever Cameron is selling, the good people of Leeds ain't buying it!

11:16 am, September 19, 2008

 
OpenID lucian-albrecht said...

I live in Farnley & Wortley, and I never saw any Tory MPs or glossy leaflets, and I have two front doors.

Good result for the LibDems, though.

2:03 pm, September 19, 2008

 
OpenID lucian-albrecht said...

I realise that this doesn't mean they weren't there, obviously. I saw loads of LibDem leaflets.

2:05 pm, September 19, 2008

 

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