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.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Council by-election result

I missed the only council-byelection to happen last Thursday. Which is a shame as it was an interesting result:

Haughley & Weatherden Ward, Mid Suffolk DC. Green gain from Con. Green 444 (61%, +45.5), Con 176 (24.2%, -20.9), LD 51 (7%, -32.4), Lab 32 (4.4%, +4.4), UKIP 25 (3.4%, +3.4). Swing of 33.2% from Con to Green since 2007. This is in Bury St Edmunds parliamentary constituency.


OpenID pluralprogressive said...

This was a really interesting result and is a massive swing away from the Tories to the Greens.

There is an even more interesting by-election happening in the John O'Gaunt ward in Lancaster this Thursday. The ward is a Labour/Green split where Lab had two councillors (one resigned) and the Greens had one. The ward is part of the new Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency.

If the Greens take the ward then they become the biggest party in the constituency in terms of councillor numbers.

It will be an interesting teller right before the GE is called.

3:43 pm, March 30, 2010


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