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Friday, July 06, 2012

Council by-election results

There were 9 by-elections last night with Labour gains in Essex (a first seat on Maldon District Council, gained from the Tories), Kent (a gain from the Tories in Westgate-on-Sea near to Margate, which we last won in 1999), and Liverpool in what had pre-2010 been a strong Lib Dem ward.

St Helen’s Ward, Chesterfield BC. Lab hold. Lab 579 (45.5%, -15.7), LD 412 (32.4%, -6.5), UKIP 205 (16.1%, +16.1), Green 54 (4.2%, +4.2), Con 23 (1.8%, +1.8). Swing of 4.6% from Lab to LD since 2011.

Heyhouses Ward, Fylde DC. Con hold. Con 401 (33.4%, -26.7), Ind 313 (26.1%, +26.1), LD 163 (13.6%, -26.3), Green 150 (12.5%, +12.5), UKIP 147 (12.3%, +12.3), Integrity UK W 25 (2.1%, +2.1). Swing of 26.4% from Con to Ind since 2011.

Grove Ward, RB Kingston upon Thames. LD hold. LD 720 (34.8%, -10.0), Con 687 (33.2%, +6.5), Lab 440 (21.3%, +10.3), Green 123 (5.9%, -6.7), UKIP 56 (2.7%, +2.7), BNP 23 (1.1%, +1.1), Christian Peoples Alliance 20 (1.0%,  +1.0). Swing of 8.3% from LD to Con since 2010.

Allerton & Hunts Cross Ward, Liverpool City Council. Lab gain from LD. Lab 1450 (57.4%, -4.4), LD 564 (22.3%, +4.5), Con 240 (9.5%, nc), Liberal 165 (6.5%; +1.5), Green 77 (3.0%,  -2.9), Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 31 (1.2%; +1.2). Swing of 4.4% from Lab to LD since May this year.

Riverside Ward, Liverpool City Council. Lab hold. Lab 1424 (76.8%, -4.6), Green 163 (8.8%, +3.0), Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 115 (6.2%, +2.9), LD 81 (4.4%,  +4.4), Con 70 (3.8%, -0.5). Swing of 3.8% from Lab to Green since May this year.

Tollesbury Ward, Maldon DC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 271 (44.9%, +9.0), Con 257 (42.6%, -5.4), Ind 75 (12.4%,  +12.4). Swing of 7.2% from Con to Lab since 2011.

West Ward, Malvern Hills DC. Green hold. Green 490 (44.2%, -4.6), Con 329 (29.7%, -11.1), Ind 130 (11.7%, +11.7), Lab 91 (8.2%, +8.2), UKIP 68 (6.1%, -4.3). Swing of 3.3% from Con to Green since 2011.

Westgate-on-Sea Ward, Thanet DC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 482 (30.9%, +8.6), Con 377 (24.2%, -7.7), Ind 316 (20.3%, -14.1), UKIP 298 (19.1%, +7.7), LD 64 (4.1%, +4.1), Ind 22 (1.4%, +1.4). Swing of 8.2% from Con to Lab since 2011.

West Malling & Leybourne Ward, Tonbridge & Malling BC. Con hold. Con 769 (48.3%, -3.5), LD 472 (29.7%, +9.1), UKIP 127 (8.0%, -4.5), Lab 123 (7.7%, -7.4), Eng Dem 57 (3.6%, +3.6), Green 43 (2.7%, +2.7).  Swing of 6.3% from Con to LD since 2011.

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Anonymous James Watkins said...

Great result in Westgate on Sea.

A very good and strong local campaign from Labour.

All credit to a great Thanet Labour team.

10:51 pm, July 06, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Grove figures given are incorrect.

The Liberal Democrats got 710 votes.

See: http://www.kingston.gov.uk/information/your_council/elections/grove_ward_by-election.htm

6:50 pm, July 18, 2012

 

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