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, April 20, 2012

Council by-elections

There were four by-elections yesterday:

Plaistow Ward, Chichester DC. Con hold. Con 455 (52.7%, -8.3), LD 408 (47.3%, +20.6). Swing of 14.5% from Con to LD since 2011.

Goresbrook Ward, LB Barking & Dagenham. Lab hold. Lab 1113 (57.8%, +14.2), BNP 593 (30.8%, +3.5),  UKIP 91 (4.7%, +4.7), Con 81 (4.2%, -8.9), LD 48 (2.5%, -6.8). Swing of 5.4% from BNP to Lab since 2010.

Watlington Division, Oxfordshire CC. Con hold. Con 865 (62.2%, -6.6), LD 259 (18.6%, +3.7), Lab 157 (11.3%, +6.7), UKIP 110 (7.9%, +7.9). Swing of 5.2% from Con to LD since 2009.

Spitalfields & Banglatown Ward, LB Tower Hamlets. Ind gain from Lab. Ind 1030 (44.9%, -0.5), Lab 987 (43%, +5.3), Con 140 (6.1%, -3.1), Green 99 (4.3%, +0.8), LD 39 (1.7%, -0.5). Swing of 2.9% from Ind/Respect to Lab since Dec 2010 by-election. I have compared the Independent vote share with that of Respect in 2010 as the local political situation suggests this is a sensible basis for comparison. The winner was a supporter of Independent Mayor Lutfur Rahman.




1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goresbrook ward has elected BNP councillors in the past. So it is good to see them falling further behind. Having said that, there vote is still high.

In the Tower Hamlets one, the LDs were beaten by the Green Party!

11:57 am, April 21, 2012

 

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