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, July 09, 2010

Council by-election results

Last night's results - some very pleasing ones for Labour in London (suggesting the good borough results in May were not just down to the General Election high turnout) and Wales:

Goresbrook Ward, LB Barking & Dagenham. Lab hold. Lab 881 (46.6%, +3), BNP 642 (34.0%, +6.8), LD 136 (7.2%, -2.1), Con 108 (5.7%, -7.4), Ind 63 (3.3%, -3.5), UKIP 50 (2.6%, +2.6), Ind 11 (0.6%, +0.6). Swing of 1.7% from Lab to BNP since May this year. This ward returned 2 BNP councillors in 2006.

Tredegar Central and West Ward, Blaenau-Gwent CBC. Lab hold. Lab 797 (70.5%, +37.9), Ind 334 (29.5%, +7.5). Swing of 15.2% from Ind to Lab since 2008.

St Peter's and North Laines Ward, Brighton & Hove UA. Green hold. Green 1816 (56.8%, +5), Lab 880 (27.5%, +5.5), Con 365 (11.4%, +0), LD 103 (3.2%, -5.1), Ind 32 (1.0%, -5.4). Swing of 0.3% from Green to Lab since 2007.

Blackwood Ward, Caerphilly CBC. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 545 (35.4%, +13.6), Ind 469 (30.5%, -25.2), PC 355 (23.1%, +7.4), Con 170 (11.0%, +4.2). Swing of 19.4% from Ind to Lab since 2008.

Cockerton West Ward, Darlington UA. Lab hold. Lab 388 (45.1%, +4), LD 347 (40.3%, +19.3), Con 84 (9.8%, -14.8), BNP 41 (4.8%, -8.5). Swing of 7.7% from Lab to LD since 2007.

Chadwell Ward, LB Redbridge. Lab hold. Lab 800 (31.5%, +1.2), Con 580 (22.9%, +0), LD 576 (22.7%, -2.8), Green 413 (16.3%, +2.4), BNP 115 (4.5%, +4.5), UKIP 54 (2.1%, -5.4). Swing of 0.6% from Con to Lab since May this year. Ward returned 3 LDs in 2006, with Labour in third place.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Andrea said...

"Last night's results - some very pleasing ones for Labour in London (suggesting the good borough results in May were not just down to the General Election high turnout) and Wales:"

will the differential turnout start to play the opposting side by next year's locals? New government parties finding difficult to get some of their voters to the polls while Labour people not finding the "I'm still Labour but disappointed, so I won't vote this time" response anymore?

2:58 pm, July 10, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems that that may have been the case in Caerphilly Blackwood.

What was interesting here was the vacancy arose from the resignation of an "Independant" (Ex Liberal) councillor in advance of publicatioin of an independant enquiry into his expenses. The Nats fought tooth and nail to prevent any such enquiry.

GW

9:06 pm, July 10, 2010

 

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