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, September 03, 2010

Council by-election results

Yesterday's results:

Skelmersdale South, West Lancs DC. Lab hold. Lab 644 (73.9%, +0.6), Con 122 (14%, -4.2), UKIP 105 (12.1%, +12.1). Swing of 2.4% from Con to Lab since May this year.

Up Holland Ward, West Lancs DC. Lab hold. Lab 749 (51.5%, -6.6), Con 587 (40.4%, -1.5), UKIP 118 (8.1%, +8.1). Swing of 2.6% from Lab to Con since May this year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The by-election for Up Holland ward has been called following the death of Labour Cllr. Terry Rice. In 2007 he won his seat by just 27 votes, and Labour subsequently lost to the Conservatives in 2008. However, in May this year Labour easily won the seat with the General Election turnout. With the Conservatives in power locally – they hold 31 of the 53 seats on the Council – and nationally it will be tough for them to make a gain.

10:30 am, September 03, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glyneath Town Council By-Election

Plaid Cymru 227
Labour 125
-Plaid Cymru Hold-

Most suprising thing was the high turnout at 46.27%

4:10 pm, September 04, 2010

Blogger Merseymike said...

That's a very good result for Labour in Upholland if you compare it to the last time it was fought without a general election on the same day - when the Tories won it.

6:57 am, September 06, 2010


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