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, October 22, 2010

Council By-elections

OK, first the good news. Labour had some storming victories in last night's council by-elections. Take a look at the Bassetlaw, Medway, Oxford and Sheffield results to see what the early verdict on the CSR was in seats where Labour is competitive in parliamentary elections (in areas that are Con vs LD fights it seems to be business as usual despite the fight now being between two Coalition partners).

Harworth Ward, Bassetlaw DC. Lab hold. Lab 1345 (82.3%, +9.6), Con 182 (11.1%, -16.3), Ind 68 (4.2%, +4.2), LD 39 (2.4%, +2.4). Swing of 13.0% from Con to Lab since May this year.

Ashley Green Ward, Chiltern DC. Con hold. Con 399 (72.7%, -2.5), LD 92 (16.8%, -0.2), Lab 47 (8.6%, +0.8), UKIP 11 (2%, +2). Swing of 1.2% from Con to LD since 2007.

Great Missenden Ward, Chiltern DC. Con hold. Con 306 (45.2%, -26.3), LD 281(41.5%, +13), UKIP 90 (13.3%, +13.3). Swing of 19.7% from Con to LD since 2007.

Abbey Ward, East Staffs DC. Result to follow.

Hersham North Ward, Elmbridge BC. Con hold. Con 463 (44.1%, -6.1), Ind 453 (43.1%, +32), Lab 135 (12.8%, -3). Swing of 19.1% from Con to Ind since May this year.

St Georges Hill Ward, Elmbridge BC. SGHI hold. SGHI 515 (53.5%, +19.9), Cons 412 (42.8%, -5), Lab 36 (3.7%, -3.1). Swing of 12.5% from Con to SGHI since May this year.

Andover South Division, Hampshire CC. Con hold. Con 1187 (42.8%, -6.3), LD 1111 (40.0%, +17.6), Lab 245 (8.8%, +1.7), UKIP 233 (8.4%, -13). Swing of 11.9% from Con to LD since 2009.

River Ward, Medway UA. Lab gain from Con. Lab 695 (45.5%, +6.1), Con 631 (41.3%, -3.3), LD 92 (6%, -1.5), UKIP 42 (2.8%, +2.8), Green 36 (2.4%, -0.7), Eng Dem 31 (2%, -0.4). Swing of 4.7% from Con to Lab since August by-election this year. This is in the Rochester & Strood parliamentary seat gained by the Tories this year.

Ashwick Chilcompton and Stratton Ward, Mendip DC. Con hold. Con 491 (45.1%, -13.4), LD 440 (40.4%, +12.8), Lab 111 (10.2%, -3.7), Green 46 (4.2%, +4.2). Swing of 13.1% from Con to LD since 2007.

Capel Ward, Mole Valley BC. LD gain from Con. LD 618 (46.3%, +5.1) Con 558 (41.8%, -5.8) UKIP 97(7.3%, +7.3) Green 61 (4.6%, +0.1). Swing of 5.5% from Con to LD since May this year.

Barton & Sandhill Ward, Oxford City Council. Lab gain from LD. Lab 837 (57.1%, +14.4) LD 334(22.8%, -5.3), Green 119 (8.1%, +1.6), Con 86 (5.9%, -16.9), UKIP 48 (3.3%, +3.3), Ind 42 (2.9%, +2.9). Swing of 9.9% from LD to Lab since May this year.

Manor Castle Ward, Sheffield MBC. Lab 2092 (75.8%, +20.4), LD 303 (11%, -14.5), Green 224 (8.1%, +3.8), Con 142 (5.1%, -2.1). Swing of 17.5% from LD to Lab since May this year. This is in the Sheffield Central parliamentary seat which the LDs nearly won this year.

Newton Ward, Swansea CBC. Con gain from LD. Con 545 (46.6%, +7.2), LD 299 (25.6%, -28.4), Lab 187 (16%, +16), Ind 108 (9.2%, +9.2), PC 31 (2.6%, +2.6). Swing of 17.8% from LD to Con since 2008.

The bad news is on the next thread.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The results in Oxford, Sheffield in Swansea should send shivers down the spines of any thinking, principled LibDems who have not already jumped ship.

You are facing wipeout in large swathes in the country, to be left as a centre-right alternative in parts of the country where Labour remains irrelevant......

For now ;-)

9:45 pm, October 22, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank goodness we finally won back maidstone

well done

10:06 pm, October 22, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an earth are you on about, Mr Anon 10.06PM???

1:00 pm, October 23, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

winning this seat back

River Ward, Medway UA. Lab gain from Con. Lab 695 (45.5%, +6.1), Con 631 (41.3%, -3.3), LD 92 (6%, -1.5), UKIP 42 (2.8%, +2.8), Green 36 (2.4%, -0.7), Eng Dem 31 (2%, -0.4). Swing of 4.7% from Con to Lab since August by-election this year. This is in the Rochester & Strood parliamentary seat gained by the Tories this year.

3:40 pm, October 27, 2010

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not "Maidstone", then :-p

12:30 am, October 28, 2010

 

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