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, July 10, 2009

Council by-elections

Yesterday's results:

Brockhurst Ward, Gosport BC. D0ouble vacancy. 2 LD holds. LD 562 & 523 (50.3%, +2.8), Con 364 & 339 (32.6%, -7), Green 131 (11.7%, +5.5), Lab 60 & 56 (5.4%, -1.3). Swing of 4.9% from Con to LD since 2008 in Sir Peter Viggers' seat (of duck island infamy).

Whittington Ward, Lichfield BC. Con hold. Con 345 (65.1%. -5.1), LD 185 (34.9%, +5.1). Swing of 5.1% from Con to LD since 2007.

Walberswick & Wenhaston Ward, Suffolk Coastal DC. Con hold. Con 316 (66%, -6.1), Green 163 (34%, +34). Swing of 20.1% from Con to Green since 2007.


Blogger Hughes Views said...

Not much evidence of great enthusiasm for Dave and his chums in that lot. A shame all the anti-Tory votes seem to be going to the Greens and the Libs.

I fear we may be heading back to the 1980s...

2:13 pm, July 10, 2009

Blogger Oldrightie said...

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2:27 pm, July 10, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the tories seem to be in as much trouble as labour ,good news for the smaller parties maybe

7:56 pm, July 10, 2009

Blogger Merseymike said...

Well, if Labour don't contest the seats, what do they expect?

2:00 am, July 12, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosport result interesting as vacancy results from 2-year ban imposed on LibDem by Standards Board

3:08 pm, July 17, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry - wrong vancancy at Gosport - this one was the result of LibDems b*****ing off to Australia. Suspended councillor actually used action of LGSB as a SELLING POINT for local LDs

3:13 pm, July 17, 2009


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