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.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Council by-elections

Just two tonight:

City Centre Ward, Edinburgh CC. SNP hold. 1st preference votes: Con 837 (24.2%, +4), SNP 797 (23.1%, +2.7), Lab 682 (19.7%, +1.7), Green 494 (14.3%, -2.7), Ind 394 (11.4%, +9.8), LD 251 (7.3%, -12.6). After transfers: SNP 1368, Con 1264. Swing of 0.7% from SNP to Con since 2007.

Page Moss Ward, Knowsley MBC. Lab hold. Lab 541 (82.5%, -10.6), LD 57 (8.7%, +1.8), Ind 22 (3.4%, +3.4), Green 21 (3.2%, +3.2), Con 15 (2.3%, +2.3). Swing of 6.2% from Lab to LD since May this year.

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