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Friday, July 23, 2010

Council by-election results

Last night's results, good performances from Labour in lots of places, particularly a gain in Suffolk on a council where we previously had no representation. The results in seats last contested in 2007, which are up for election next May, suggests heavy Labour gains are likely then.

Great Cornard North Ward, Babergh DC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 340 (45.1%, +3.2), Con 201 (26.7%, -31.4), LD 141 (18.7%, +18.7), UKIP 72 (9.5%, +9.5). Swing of 17.3% from Con to Lab since 2007. This is in Sudbury, a London overspill town in the midst of rural Suffolk.

Nethermayne Ward, Basildon BC. LD hold. LD 605 (33.5%, -2.9), Lab 461 (25.5%, +1.9), Con 372 (20.6%, -10.6), UKIP 280 (15.5%, +15.5) BNP 70 (3.9%, -4.9) Ind 18 (1.0%, +1). Swing of 2.4% from LD to Lab since May this year.

Frognal & Fitzjohns Ward, LB Camden. Con hold. Con 1061 (62.6%, +9.4), LD 329 (19.4%, -2.3), Lab 235 (13.9%, -3.9), Green 71 (4.2%, -3.2). Swing of 6.4% from LD to Con since May this year.

Kidlington North Ward, Cherwell DC. LD hold. LD 526 (42.2%, -10.9), Con 419 (33.6%, -12.4), Lab 216 (17.3%, +17.3), UKIP 86 (6.9%, +6.9). Swing of 0.8% from Con to LD since May this year.

Holland Ward, RB Kensington and Chelsea. Con hold. Con 649 (75.0%, +17.4), LD 146 (16.9%, -1)Ind 70 (8.1%, +8.1). Swing of 9.2% from LD to Con since May this year.

Cymmer Ward, Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC. Lab hold. Lab 740 (52.2%, +0.3), PC 470 (33.2%, -14.9), Ind 142 (10.0%, +10), Con 42 (3.0%, +3), Green 23 (1.6%, +1.6). Swing of 7.6% from PC to Lab since 2008.

St Marys and Summercote Ward, Torbay UA. LD gain from Con. LD 801 (52.7%, +17.9), Con 365 (24.0%, -25.0), Lab 195 (12.8%, +12.8), UKIP 159 (10.5%, +10.5). Swing of 21.5% from Con to LD since 2007.

Warwick South Ward, Warwick DC. Con hold. Con 1107 (53.9%, -1.4), Lab 648 (31.6%, +14.7), LD 298 (14.5%, +0.1). Swing of 8.1% from Con to Lab since 2007.

Thatcham South & Crookham Ward, West Berks UA. LD hold. LD 936 (54.3%, -3.1), Con 787 (45.7%, +3.1). Swing of 3.1% from LD to Con since 2007.

3 Comments:

Blogger Miller 2.0 said...

Excellent stuff for us. Good for Labour, not bad for Tories, bad for LDs.

Hope to see the Tory vote crumble a little once we have a new leaders.

12:25 pm, July 23, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well done to Tony Bavington in Suffolk

Rural revolt is on the way

Good to see him win on the day the Tories/Lib Denms scrapped the Agricultural wages Board (establsihed in 1948)

Good to see Country Standard at tolpuddle

Forward to a Labour or progressive candidate in all rural seats

dont let UKIP/BNP fill the ani Coalition hole

http://issuu.com/countrystandard/docs/summer_2010

1:44 pm, July 23, 2010

 
Blogger Alasdair Ross said...

The Great Cornard win showed what can be done with a good candidate and when a strong branch (Ipswich) go outside their own constituancy to help fellow Labour members- Managed to get a nil contact rate up to ver 40% in two weeks of work- Well done Tony, South Suffolk CLP and Ipswich CLP

3:06 pm, July 23, 2010

 

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