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, October 23, 2009

Council By-elections

Last night's results:

Abingdon Dunmore Ward, Vale of the White Horse DC. LD hold. LD 796 (52.6%, +0.1), Con 602 (39.8%, -1.4), Green 71 (4.7%, +4.7), Lab 43 (2.8%, -4.5). Swing of 0.8% from Con to LD. This is in the LD held marginal of Oxford W & Abingdon.

Sutton New Hall Ward, Birmingham City Council. Con hold. Con 1633 (58.3%, -1.4), Lab 505 (18%, +3.1), UKIP 344 (12.3%, +12.3), LD 319 (11.4%, +0.7). Swing of 2.3% from Con to Lab since 2007.

Sibsey Ward, East Lindsey DC. Con gain from Ind. Unopposed.

Eriswell and The Rows Ward, Forest Heath DC. Con hold. Con 400 (45.8%, -24.4 ) LD 346 (39.6%, +39.6), UKIP 128 (14.7%, -15.1). Swing of 32% from Con to LD.

Borehamwood North Division, Herts CC. Con hold. Con 982 (44.5%, +5.6), Lab 928 (42.1%, +13.1), LD 170 (7.7%, -4.6), Ind 125 (5.7%, +5.7). Swing of 3.8% from Con to Lab since June this year. A good result for Labour, only missing the seat because of the intervention of the independent candidate Frank Ward, a former Labour councillor and dad of Watford MP Claire Ward.

Potters Bar Oakmere Ward, Hertsmere DC. Con hold. Con 679 (76.6%, +5.4), Lab 207 (23.4%, -5.4). Swing of 5.4% from Lab to Con since 2008.

Tintwistle Ward, High Peak DC. Con hold. Con 339 (69.2%, +14.3), Lab 111 (22.6%, -22.5), LD 40 (8.2%, +8.2). Swing of 18.4% from Lab to Con since 2007. This is a very good result for the Tories in a Labour-held parliamentary marginal.

Nevile Ward, Rushcliffe BC. Con 381 (50.9%, -19.3), LD 368 (49.1%, +19.3). Swing of 19.3% from Con to LD since 2007.

Jubilee Ward, Wyre DC. Con hold. Con 492 (38.3%, +2.6), UKIP 345 (26.8%, -4.9), Lab 331 (25.8%, +1.9), BNP 116 (9%, +9). Swing of 3.8% from UKIP to Con since 2007. This is in the Labour-held Blackpool N & Cleveleys parliamentary marginal.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Simon said...

"Tintwistle Ward, High Peak DC. Con hold. Con 339 (69.2%, +14.3), Lab 111 (22.6%, -22.5), LD 40 (8.2%, +8.2). Swing of 18.4% from Con to Lab since 2007. This is a very good result for the Tories in a Labour-held parliamentary marginal."


Errr... I think you need to check your maths there

I make it that the swing was FROM Lab to Con - which makes it a very bad result for Labour

1:53 pm, October 23, 2009

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Well spotted Simon. My comment was accurate "a very good result for the Tories" but I had transposed Con and Lab in the swing figure. Now corrected.

2:42 pm, October 23, 2009

 

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