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 24, 2009

Council By-elections

Norwich North wasn't the only election this week. The LDs gained two council seats from Labour and the Tories lost three (one to UKIP, one to Labour, one to the Greens).

Wembley C Ward, LB Brent. LD hold. LD 1195 (41.3%, -3.1), Lab 934 (32.3%, -7.1), Con 423 (14.6%, +2.9), Ind 240 (8.3%, +8.3), Green 100 (3.5%, -1). Swing of 2% from Lab to LD since 2006. This ward is in Brent North.

Goldsmid Ward, Brighton & Hove UA. Green gain from Con. Green 1456 (38.5%, +16.6), Con 1104 (29.2%, +0.3), Lab 816 (21.6%, -5.1), LD 280 (7.4%, -8.2), UKIP 129 (3.4%, +3.4). Swing of 8.2% from Con to Green since 2007. This is in Hove, the Tories' number 8 parliamentary target seat!

Ramsey Division, Cambs CC. UKIP gain from Con. UKIP 865 (45.3%, +45.3), Con 682 (35.7%, -10.6), LD 308 (16.1%, -21.5), Lab 53 (2.8%, -13.3). Swing of 28% from Con to UKIP since 2005.

Winster and S Darley Ward, Derbyshire Dales DC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 426 (62.6% +33), Con 255 (37.4%, -7). Swing of 20% from Con to Lab since 2008. The winning Labour candidate is Colin Swindell, PPC for the Tory parliamentary seat of Derbyshire Dales.


Ramsey Ward, Huntingdonshire DC. UKIP gain from LD. UKIP 753 (39.2%, +7.6), Cons 569 (29.6%, -8.5), Ind 303 (15.8%, +15.8), LD 295 (15.4%, -10.9). Swing of 8.1% from Con to UKIP since April this year.

Immanual Ward, Hyndburn DC. Con hold. Con 639 (55.8%, +3.6)Lab 506 (44.2%, -3.6). Swing of 3.6% from Lab to Con since 2007.

Colville Ward, RB Kensington & Chelsea. LD gain from Lab. LD 634 (46.9%, +16.8), Con 330 (24.4%, +3.1), Lab 300 (22.2%, -19.2), Green 77 (5.7%, -1.5), Ind 10 (0.7%, +0.7). Swing of 6.9% from Con to LD since 2006.

Ruskington Ward, North Kesteven DC. Con hold. Con 534 (57.1%), Ind 402 (42.9%). Unopposed in 2007.

Dormanstown Ward, Redcar & Cleveland UA. LD gain from Lab. LD 805 (52.3%, +9.9), Lab 515 (33.5%, -1.5), BNP 145 (9.4%, -6.6), Con 73 (4.7%, -1.9). Swing of 5.7% from Lab to LD since April this year.

Reddish North Ward, Stockport MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1218 (49.5%, +1), Con 403 (16.4%, -8.8), UKIP 342 (13.9%, +13.9), LD 303 (12.3%, +0.7), BNP 195 (7.9%, -6.6). Swing of 4.9% from Con to Lab since 2008.

Swanspool Ward, Wellingborough BC. Con hold. Con 548 (46%, -9.6), Lab 361 (30.3%, -14.1), LD 162 (13.6%, +13.6), BNP 120 (10.1%, +10.1). Swing of 2.3% from Lab to Con since 2007.

4 Comments:

Blogger Oldrightie said...

All paled into insignificance by the thrashing in Norwich.

11:56 pm, July 24, 2009

 
Blogger David Boothroyd said...

Ramsay should be Ramsey, and it's Dormanstown, not Sormanstown.

11:48 am, July 26, 2009

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Thanks David

6:30 pm, July 26, 2009

 
Anonymous Anjona Roy said...

The stats you have on the swanspool result are not accurate. As all parties stood in June 2009 apart from the Greens.


June 2009 results were
Con Bell, Paul Anthony 958 41.2%
Lab Cass, Pat 543 23.3%
Lib Dem White, Julie Dorothy 282 12.1%
BNP Robinson, David Peter 274 11.8%
Green Hornett, Jonathan Terence 270 11.6%

This by elections result (July 2009) was
con 548 46.0%
lib 162 13.6%
lab Ann Reynolds361 30.3%
BNP 120 10.1%


Labour 7 points up and the BNP 2 points down :-)

This was achieved through a well co-ordinated anti-bnp campaign and activists from out of town like myself supporting a well run traditional by election campaign by labour.

Beyond the stats ... just really proud to have been part of it ... this is the way to re-build the Labour Party during or after Norwich

11:18 pm, July 29, 2009

 

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