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 16, 2010

Council by-election results

Yesterday's by-elections, 3 Labour gains in Leicester, Preston and Walsall:

Corfe Mullen South Ward, East Dorset DC. LD hold. LD 478 (55.3%, -1.2), Con 350 (40.5%, -3) UKIP 36 (4.2%, +4.2). Swing of 0.9% from Con to LD since 2007.

Pirbright Ward, Guildford BC. Con hold. Con 364 (64.7%, -1.6) LD 199 (35.3%, +1.6). Swing of 1.6% from Con to LD since 2007.

Diffwtn & Maenofferen Ward, Gwynnedd CBC. Llais Gwynedd hold. Llais Gwynedd 185 (50.5%, +1.2), Plaid Cymru (49.5%, +8.3%). Swing of 3.6% from LG to PC since 2008.

Castle Green Ward, Leicester City Council. Lab gain from Green. Lab 766 (38.1%, +6.5), Green 625 (31.1%, +4.3), Con 411 (20.5%, -2), LD 151 (7.5%, -7.6), Eng Dem 33 (1.6%, +1.6), Lib 11 (0.5%, -1.5), Ind 11 (0.5%, +0.5). Swing of 1.1% from Green to Lab since 2009.

Riversway Ward, Preston BC. Lab gain. Lab 890 (66.7%, +19.5), LD 388 (29.1%, -4.3), Green 56 (4.2%, +4.2). Swing of 11.9% from LD to Lab since May this year. Note absence of Tory candidate.

Wheatley Ward, Rochford DC. Con hold. Con 417 (61%, -7.8), Eng Dem 142 (20.8%, -10.4), LD 78 (11.4%, +11.4), Lab 47 (6.9%, +6.9). Swing of 1.3% from Eng Dem to Con since May this year.

Worplesdon Division, Surrey CC. Con hold. Con 1844 (53.6%, +5.1), LD 1286 (37.4%, +2.3), Lab 193 (5.6%, +1.4), UKIP 78 (2.3%, -9.9), Peace 39 (1.1%, +1.1). Swing of 1.4% from LD to Con since 2009.

Bloxwich West Ward, Walsall MBC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 1142 (53.6%, +18.5), Con 800 (37.5%, -3.2), UKIP 91 (4.3%, +4.3), LD 71 (3.3%, -6.6), Green 28 (1.3%, -0.4). Swing of 10.9% from Con to Lab since May this year. The BSF cuts will have been a major factor in this result.

Greater Marlow Ward, Wycombe BC. Con hold. Con 609 (52.9%, +17.1), Ind 348 (30.2%, -10.8), LD 195 (16.9%, 0). Swing of 14% from Ind to Con since 2007.

2 Comments:

Blogger Hughes Views said...

Tom Watson featured the dreadful Tory leaflet for Bloxwich West Ward on his blog. Looks as though they knew they were doomed...

12:31 pm, July 16, 2010

 
Blogger Merseymike said...

There are still too many seats which we are not contesting. people need not to lose the habit of voting Labour and if we never put up candidates that is what starts to happen

3:59 pm, July 20, 2010

 

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