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, February 26, 2010

Council by-election results

Last night's results - net gain of 2 seats for Labour overall with contrasting results in neighbouring bits of Nottinghamshire:

Owlsmoor Ward, Bracknell Forest DC. Con hold. Con 508 (54.2%, -1.8), LD 238 (25.4%, +25.4), Lab 126 (13.4%, +13.4), Green 66 (7%, +7). Swing of 13.6% from Con to LD since 2007.

Eastwood South Ward, Broxtowe BC. LD gain from Lab. LD 985 (53.1%, +34) Lab 484 (26.1%, -12) Con 387 (20.9%, -0.4). Swing of 23% from Lab to LD since 2007.This is in Geoff Hoon's Ashfield parliamentary constituency.

Fenstanton Ward, Huntingdon DC. LD gain from Con. LD 391 (51.1%, +4.3), Con 337 (44.0%, -4.2), Lab 37 (4.9%, -0.1). Swing of 4.2% from Con to LD since 2007.

Yeo Ward, Mid Devon DC. Con gain from LD. Con 714 (59.4%, +26.4), LD 489 (40.6%, -26.4). Swing of 26.4% from LD to Con since 2007. This is in the highly marginal new parliamentary seat of Devon Central.

Portland Ward, Mansfield DC. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 407 (45.8%, +2.2), Ind 263 (29.6%, -26.8), Con 116 (13%, +13), LD 66 (7.4%, +7.4), UKIP 37 (4.2%, +4.2). Swing 14.5% from Ind to Lab since 2007. This and the next two seats in the list are in Mansfield parliamentary constituency.

Sherwood Ward, Mansfield DC. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 406 (46.4%, +7), Ind 171 (19.5%, -42.4), Con 156 (17.8%, +17.8), UKIP 93 (10.6%, +10.6), LD 49 (5.6%, +5.6). Swing of 24.7% from Ind to Lab since 2007.

Mansfield South Division, Nottinghamshire CC. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 1342 (33.5%, +13.4), Ind 1108 (27.6%, -5), Con 774 (19.3%, -9.3), UKIP 489 (12.2%, +12.2), LD 295 (7.4%, -3.6). Swing of 9.2% from Ind to Lab since 2009.

Primrose Ward, South Tyneside MBC. Lab hold. Lab 854 (42%, -6.8), BNP 566 (27.9%, -5), Ind 213 (10.5%, +10.5), Ind 174 (8.6%, +8.6), Con 124 (6.1%, -12.4), LD 100 (4.9%, +4.9). Swing of 0.7% from Lab to BNP since 2008.

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