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, January 22, 2010

Council by-election results

Just two by-elections last night:

West Hallam and Dale Abbey Ward, Erewash BC. Con hold. Con 692 (51.4%, -22.6), LD 506 (37.6%, +37.6), Lab 149 (11.1%, -14.9). Swing of 30.1% from Con to LD since 2007. This is in the notionally Tory new parliamentary constituency of Derbyshire Mid.

Airedale and Ferry Fryston Ward, Wakefield MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1330 (49.9%, +3.4), LD 603 (22.6%, +8.3), BNP 353 (13.3%, -7.6), Con 275 (10.3%, -7.6), Ind 102 (3.8%, +3.8). Swing of 2.5% from Lab to LD since 2008. Retaining this seat means Labour keep their one seat majority on Wakefield MBC. A very bad result for the Tories in a borough where they had entertained hopes of taking control in May. This is in Yvette Cooper's new seat of Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford.


Anonymous tim f said...

Well done to Labour in Wakefield. Even thinking of Wakefield as Tory is sickening.

3:11 pm, January 22, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol, yet here we are with a Labour party that is failing to crack down on bankers. These greedy banks are about to pay over a billion pounds of tax payers money in bonuses.

These banks really don't give a monkeys do they. Why doesn't Brown make the banks pay for the recession....POOR SHOW.

Labour isn't Labour at all.

4:12 pm, January 22, 2010

Anonymous Tyke said...

The nutters in Wakefield need their heads testing. Are they mad?

6:59 pm, January 22, 2010


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