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, August 26, 2011

Council by-elections

Two tonight:

Shirebrook SW Ward, Bolsover DC. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 200 (47.8%, +15.6), Green 103 (24.6%, +24.6), Con 72 (17.2%, +11.1), BNP 43 (10.3%. +0.7). Swing of 4.5% from Lab to Green since May this year.

Saltcoats and Stevenson Ward, North Ayrshire UA. Lab hold. First preference votes: Lab 1914 (48.7%, +13.9), SNP 1306 (33.2%, +1.2), Con 284 (7.2%, -0.4), All Scotland Pensioners Party 211 (5.4%, +5.4), Ind 114 (2.9%, -22.5), LD 56 (1.4%, +1.4), Soc Lab 43 (1.1%, +1.1). Swing of 6.4% from SNP to Lab since 2007.

1 Comments:

Blogger Baz said...

I think that the swing is pretty meaningless in the Shirebrook election, given that there were 4 candidates in May and 4 in August, the (successful) Independent being replaced by the (unsuccessful) Green.

11:01 pm, August 26, 2011

 

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