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.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Council By-elections

Tonight's results - Tories losing three seats to LDs (two of them in target parliamentary seats), Labour gaining one from the LDs:

St Austell Bay Ward, Cornwall Council. LD gain from Con. LD 690 (48.2%, +14.7), Con 675 (47.2%, -12.2), Lab 66 (4.6%, -2.4). Swing of 13.5% from Con to LD since 2008.

Northop Ward, Flintshire CC. Ind hold. Ind 343 (27.8%, -41.5), Con 280 (22.7%, +22.7), Ind 227 (18.4%, +18.4), Lab 197 (16%, -14.7), LD 187 (15.2%, +15.2). Swing of 32.1% from Ind to Con since 2008.

Clifton Ward, Fylde DC. Con hold. Con 387 (35.4%, -10.8), Ind 372 (34%, -6.6), LD 241 (22%, +22), Lab 80 (7.3%, -5.9), Green 13 (1.2%, +1.2). Swing of 2.1% from Con to Ind since 2007.

Bushey Heath Ward, Hertsmere DC. Con hold. Con 748 (74.8%, -3.9), LD 157 (15.7%, +6.8), Lab 95 (9.5%, +1.3). Swing of 5.4% from Con to LD since 2008.

Blackbrook Ward, High Peak DC. LD gain from Con. LD 689 (56.9%, +20), Con 470 (38.8%, -24.3), Lab 52 (4.3%, +4.3). Swing of 22.2% from Con to LD since 2007.

Halewood South Ward, Knowsley MBC. Lab gain from LD. Lab 607 (46%, +12.1), LD 486 (36.8%, -9.8), BNP 113 (8.6%, +8.6), TUSP 52 (3.9%, +5.3), Con 32 (2.4%, -3.5), Ind 30 (2.3%, +2.3). Swing of 11% from LD to Lab since 2008.

St Dogmaels Ward, Pembrokeshire CC. Ind hold. Ind 483 (69.5%, +13.8), LD 163 (23.5%, +3.6), Ind 49 (7.1%, -10.9). Swing of 5.1% from LD to Ind since 2008 by-election.

Stratford Alveston Ward, Stratford DC. LD gain from Con. LD 888 (47%, -2.1), Con 834 (44.1%, +1.8), Lab 111 (5.9%, +5.9), Green 58 (3.1%, +3.1). Swing of 2% from LD to Con since 2008.

Moreton West & Saughall Massie Ward, Wirral MBC. Con hold. Con 2255 (70.1%, -1.7), Lab 615(19.1%, +3.6), LD 134 (4.2%, -1.6), Ind 121 (3.8%, +3.8), Green 92 (2.9%, -0.5). Swing of 2.7% from Con to Lab since 2008.

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