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 28, 2011

Council by-elections

Six tonight, some good Labour performances:

Bude North & Stratton Division, Cornwall UA. LD hold. LD 958 (61.2%, -11.2), Con 395 (25.2%, -2.4), Lab 120 (7.7%, +7.7), Ind 93 (5.9%, +5.9). Swing of 4.4% from LD to Con since 2009.

Wyreside Division, Lancashire County Council. Con hold. Con 2178 (58%, -7.9), Lab 877 (23.4%, +10.3), UKIP 361 (9.6%, +9.6), Grn 339 (9%, -12.1). Swing 9.1% from Con to Lab since 2009.

Newchapel Ward, Newcastle-under-Lyme BC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 248 (45.6%, +12.9), Con 160 (29.5%, +2.2), UKIP 118 (21.7%, +6.3), LD 17 (3.1%, -3.4). Swing of 5.4% from Con to Lab since May this year.

Coatbridge North Ward, North Lanarkshire UA. Lab hold. Lab 1529 (52.4%, +3.6), SNP 1139 (39.0%, +9.6), Con 174 (6.0%, -4.6), LD 78 (2.7%, +2.7). Swing of 3% from Lab to SNP since 2007.

Thorndales Dales and the Wolds Division, North Yorkshire CC. Con hold. Con 1122 (66.2%, +4.7), LD 574 (33.8%, +4.1). Swing of 0.3% from LD to Con since 2009.

Bloxwich East Ward, Walsall MBC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 922 (48%, +5.2), Con 834 (43.5%, +1.3), UKIP 98 (5.1%, -3), ED 49 (2.6%, +2.6), Green 16 (0.8%, +0.8). Swing of 2% from Con to Lab since May this year,

5 Comments:

Anonymous Andrea said...

Good week for Labour. In recent months it usually struggled to improve May 2011 standings

9:48 am, October 28, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Coatbridge swing is from 2007, not "May this year", shurely??

1:24 pm, October 28, 2011

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Correct, have ammended it.

2:29 pm, October 28, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, better week for Labour with two gains and some decent swings since May 2011. Labour had not really improved on May 2011 performance until this week.

Graeme
Bingley

5:19 pm, October 28, 2011

 
Anonymous LOrd LOw said...

Blair has admited that mass immigration was a policy of the Labour government?

Stick that in pipe Akehurst

10:13 pm, October 29, 2011

 

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