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, January 21, 2011

Council by-elections

Last night's results:

Marl Ward, Conwy CBC. LD gain from Con. LD 389 (40.4%, -10.1), Con 270 (28.1%, +5.7), Lab 216 (22.5%, +14.2), Ind 87 (9%, -9.8). Swing of 7.9% from LD to Con since 2008. LDs picked up a seat despite a swing against them because in 2008 they only ran one candidate in a two member ward.

Tonbridge Division, Kent CC. Con hold. Con 3229 (57.2%, +9.8), Lab 1216 (21.5%, +12.5), LD 501 (8.9%, -7.4), Green 366 (6.5%, -3.4), UKIP 337 (6%, -6.5). Swing of 1.4% from Con to Lab since 2009.

Baguley Ward, Manchester MBC. Lab hold. Lab 996 (70.8%, +23.7), Con 160 (11.4%, -4.8), UKIP 76 (5.4%, -1.4), LD 52 (3.7%, -20.8), BNP 52 (3.7%, +3.7), Green 51 (3.6%, +0.8), Ind 19 (1.4%, +1.4). Swing of 14.3% from Con to Lab since 2010.

Olton Ward, Solihull MBC. LD hold. LD 1188 (39.7%, -11), Con 1179 (39.4%, +5.7), Lab 280 (9.4%, +1.8), Residents 228 (7.6%, +6.3), Green 115 (3.9%, +1.5). Swing of 8.4% from LD to Con since 2010.

2 Comments:

Anonymous eastender said...

what has been very noticeable about practically every byelection in recent times is the drop in the liberal vote which seems to be around 10 - 15% (which actualy pretty much matches the decline in the national polls). Doesnt bode well for them in May :).

12:09 pm, January 21, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A surprise no-show for the BNP in Solihull where they normally put up a full or near-full slate of candidates in scheduled elections. And also a very poor Manchester result.

Let's hope they do even worse next time though.

3:06 pm, January 21, 2011

 

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