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Friday, September 24, 2010

Council by-election results

Last night's results:

Lobley Hill & Bensham Ward, Gateshead MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1120 (69.3%, +15.2) LD 298 (18.4%, -5) BNP 101 (6.3%, -0.7) Con 97 (6%, -6.5). Swing of 10.1% from LD to Lab since May this year.

Saltwell Ward, Gateshead MBC. Lab hold. Lab 793 (68.8%, +10.4), LD 196 (17.1%, -5.1), Con 86 (7.5%, -5.9), BNP 77 (6.7%, +0.7). Swing of 7.8% from LD to Lab since May this year. Congratulations to Denise Robson on becoming a councillor again - previously Denise was a councillor in Northfield Ward in Hackney.

Gosforth Valley Ward, NE Derbyshire DC. Con gain from LD. Con 416 (37.1%, +8), Lab 354 (31.6%, +13.3), Lib Dem 350 (31.3%, -21.2). Swing of 2.7% from Con to Lab since 2007.

Wellington Ward, Rushmoor BC. Con hold. Con 270 (35.8%, -6.8), LD 238 (31.5%, -3.8), Lab 185 (24.5%, +2.4), UKIP 50 (6.6%, +6.6), Ind 12 (1.6%, +1.6). Swing of 1.5% from Con to LD since May this year.

Eastfield Ward, Scarborough BC. Polling day is Friday.

Ipplepen Ward, Teignbridge DC. LD gain from Con. LD 756 (62.3%, +34.5), Con 458 (37.7%, -34.5). Swing of 34.5% from Con to LD since 2007.

Heathfield North and Central Ward, Wealden DC. Con hold. Con 802 (69.2%, -2.7) LD 357 (30.8%, +2.7). Swing of 2.7% from Con to LD since 2007.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lobley hill result is a standout,this was a Lab-Lib marginal,to thump them by so much is a real boost.

3:49 pm, September 24, 2010

 
OpenID bristolwestpaul said...

Very sad to see voters of Ipplepen Ward were not given the opportunity to vote labour. What did they get condems or condems - we should stand in every seat however low our support might be.

4:54 pm, September 24, 2010

 
Blogger Merseymike said...

Good set of results but we must start standing candidates in some of these posh wards!

5:04 pm, September 24, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clear Lib Dems taking a big hit outside South and South west

Tories holding stable

whats the story about
Gosforth Valley Ward, NE Derbyshire DC.

more information

7:13 pm, September 24, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Scarborough result is now in.

Sizeable swing to Labour, despite a derisory turnout ;-)

11:06 am, September 25, 2010

 
Blogger Harry Barnes said...

On the Gosforth Valley result, the scale of the collapse of the Lib Dem vote needs to be highlighted as does the swing to Labour who had its best result ever in a Ward that has never been our territory. It is mainly a massive private housing estate which incorporated the second largest such development in Western Europe in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
See - http://threescoreyearsandten.blogspot.com/2010/09/lib-dems-crash.html

11:12 am, September 25, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Bristolwestpaul. Couldn't get the ten signatures required to stand. .

2:17 pm, October 07, 2010

 

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