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, February 02, 2012

Council by-election

Only one tonight:

Madeley Ward, Newcastle-under-Lyme BC. LD gain from Lab. LD 617 (47.7%, +21.7), Lab 342 (26.4%, -7.9), Con 294 (22.7%, -8.9), UKIP 41 (3.2%, -4.8). Swing of 14.8% from Lab to LD since 2011.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps worth noting that the victorious LibDem took votes from everyone, not just Labour.

There has to be a reason for such an "out-of-the-blue" result, but nobody seems sure what it is yet.

12:32 am, February 03, 2012

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less than 1300 votes... what % turnout is that?!

9:22 am, February 03, 2012

Blogger Hughes Views said...

Does this mean that calamity-Clegg is now on course to become PM in 2015?

What with this result and his main rival for the leadership being up before the beak, he must have a new-found spring in his step this morning...

11:43 am, February 03, 2012

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

It's a very small ward - just over 3,000 electors, so turnout normal for a council by-election. Previous history of volatility - elected a Lab cllr in 06, a Tory in 07 and 08, a Lib Dem (with Labour in third place) in 2010, and Lab last year.

1:05 pm, February 03, 2012

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was one Town Council by-election yesterday:

Amersham,Old Town ward
Thursday 02 February 2012

Liberal D 286 (30%)
Conservative 282 (29%)
UKIP 252 (27%)
Labour 127 (13%)

Majority 4
Turnout 25.9%
LD gain from Con.

4:50 pm, February 03, 2012


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