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Friday, June 24, 2011

Council by-elections

Lots more changes in last night's by-elections:

Airyhall Broomhill and Garthdee Ward, Aberdeen City Council. SNP gain from LD. 1st prefs: SNP 1112 (26.6%, +9.3), Lab 783 (18.8%, +6), Con 649 (15.6%, -11.8), LD 554 (13.3%, -24.3), Green 101(2.4%, +2.4), Ind 98 (2.3%, -2.5), Ind 32 (0.8%, +0.8), NF 25 (0.6%0.6, +9). Swing of 1.7% from Lab to SNP since 2007.

Llanegwad Ward, Carmarthenshire CC. PC gain from Ind. PC 494 (52.1%, +32.7), Ind 455 (47.9%, -32.7). Swing of 32.7% from Ind to PC since 2008.

Stanton Ward, Derbyshire Dales DC. Con hold. Con 246 (48.9; -10.6), Lab 173 (34.4; +34.4), LD 84 (16.7; -23.7). Swing of 22.5% from Con to Lab since 2007.

St Andrews Ward, Great Yarmouth BC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 424 (51.4%, -0.9), Con 401 (48.6%, +0.9). Swing of 0.9% from Lab to Con since May this year.

Binstead & Fishbourne Ward, Isle of Wight UA. Ind gain from Con. Ind 428 (37.2%, -4.9), Con 424 (36.9%, -5.6), LD 139 (12.1%, -3.3), UKIP 93 (8.1%, +8.1), Lab 66 (5.7%, +5.7). Swing of 0.4% from Con to Ind since 2009.

Seabridge Ward, Newcastle Under Lyme BC. Con hold. Con 557 (45.7%, +2.3), Lab 497 (40.8%, +11.9), UKIP 112 (9.2%, +0.8), LD 52 (4.3%, -14.9). Swing of 4.8% from Con to Lab since 2010.

Deeping St James, South Kesteven DC. 3 vacancies. 1 Con hold, No Desc and Ind gains from Con and LD. No Desc 792 (29.8%, +4.4 from previous Lab share), Ind 647 (24.3%, +24.3), Con 631, 483, 318 (23.7%, -14), Green 350, 289 (13.1%, +13.1), LD 242, 70, 67 (9.1%, -21.2). The No Description winner is the Labour Party's Phil Dilks - there was a glitch with his nomination papers - so effectively there is a Lab gain here in rural Lincolnshire.

Cockington Ward, Torbay UA. LD gain from Con. LD 1048 (46.3%, +19.7), Con 614 (27.1%, -8.9), Lab 357 (15.8%, +1), Ind 129 (5.7%, -4.9), Ind 61 (2.7%, +2.7), Green 55 (2.4%, -9.7). Swing of 14.3% from Con to LD since May this year.

Elmley Castle, Wychavon DC. Con hold. Con 435 (68.8%, -3.6), LD 197 (31.2%, +3.6). Swing of 3.6% from Con to LD since 2007.

3 Comments:

Blogger Baz said...

The result of the Aberdeen City Council by-election in Electoral Ward 11 - Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee is as follows:

Turnout 29.13%
Valid votes 3,354

Number of first preference votes –

Independent 98
Conservative and Unionist 649
Green 101
Scottish NF 25
Independent 32
Liberal Democrats 554
Labour 783
SNP 1,112

SNP elected at Stage 8

9:39 pm, June 24, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/local/deeping_st_james_election_results_1_2805390

"fair deal phil" -labour is back

gw

2:11 pm, June 25, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On an important but unrelated issue:

Memo to Ed Miliband:

Do not make incredible claims.
Where is the harm in admitting that you look at opinion polls?

Recall how Gordon Brown made himself a laughing stock when he claimed that opinion polls had nothing to do with his decision to
call off the general election of 2007.

9:50 am, June 28, 2011

 

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