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 17, 2009

Council by-elections

An interesting batch yesterday including a stunning gain for Labour in Nuneaton, the Tories’ number 85 target seat:

Portfield Ward, Christchurch BC. LD hold. LD 279 (34.4%, -6.4), Con 278 (34.3%, -0.5), Ind 156 (19.2%, +0.6), UKIP 98 (12.1%, +12.1). Swing of 3% from LD to Con since 2007.

Kirk Hallam Division, Derbyshire CC. Lab hold. Lab 1261 (49.9%, -15.8), Con 783 (31%, -3.3), BNP 327 (12.9%, +12.9), LD 158 (6.2%, +6.2). Swing of 6.3% from Lab to Con since 2005.

Abbotsford Ward, Erewash BC. Con hold. Con 471 (53.4%, +2.1) , Lab 306 (34.7%, -14), LD 105 (11.9%, +11.9). Swing of 8.1% from Lab to Con since 2007.

Moss Bank Ward, St Helens MBC. LD hold. LD 1480 (53.9%, -8.6), Lab 1011 (36.8%, +8.6), Con 111 (4%, -5.3), Green 73 (2.7, +2.7), Ind 71 (2.6%, +2.6). Swing of 8.6% from LD to Lab since 2008.

Droitwich C Ward, Wychavon DC. LD hold. LD 233 (51.1%, +9.6), Con 223 (48.9%, +17.9). Swing of 4.2% from LD to Con since 2007.

Arbury Division, Warwickshire CC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 1331 (41.7%, +13.5), Con 1079 (33.9%, +2.7), BNP 449 (14.1%, -10.3), Green 170 (5.3%, -10.9), LD 118 (3.7%, +3.7), Soc Alt 43 (1.3%, +1.3). Swing of 5.4% from Con to Lab since June this year.

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