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Friday, July 13, 2012

Council by-elections


There were eight council by-elections yesterday, with strong results for Labour in Corby, Hammersmith & Fulham and Oxford.

Tenterden South Ward, Ashford DC. Con hold. Con 277 (45.9%, -12.9), Ashford Ind 179 (29.6%, -11.6), UKIP 72 (11.9%, +11.9), LD 40 (6.6%, +6.6), Lab 36 (6%, +6). Swing of 0.7% from Con to Ashford Ind since 2011.

East Ward, Corby DC. Lab hold. Lab 1063 (71.2%, +5.7), Con 252 (16.9%, -7.5), BNP 141 (9.4%, -0.7), LD 37 (2.5%, +2.5). Swing 6.6% from Con to Lab since 2011.

Town Ward, LB Hammersmith & Fulham. Con hold. Con 768 (49.4%, -10), Lab 416 (26.8%, +5.2), LD 331 (21.3%, -3.8), UKIP 39 (2.5%, +2.5). Swing of 7.6% from Con to Lab since 2010.

Horndean Downs Ward, East Hampshire DC. Con hold. Con 315 (43.4%, -21.1), LD 274 (37.8%, +13.6), Lab 73 (10.1%, -1.3), UKIP 63 (8.7%, +8.7). Swing of 17.4% from Con to LD since 2011.

Gwyngyll Division, Isle of Anglesey Council. Ind gain from PC. Ind 378 (80.3%, +20), UKIP 93 (19.7%, +19.7). Swing of 0.2% from UKIP to Ind since 2008. 

Llanbedrgoch Division, Isle of Anglesey Council. PC gain from Ind. PC 182 (40%, +16.2), Ind 92 + 92 (40.4%, -35.7), UKIP 89 (19.6%, +19.6). Swing of 26% from Ind to PC since 2008.

Cowley & Littlemore Division, Oxfordshire CC. Lab hold. Lab 1606 (64.6%, +24.4), Con 384 (15.4%, -7.3), Green 330 (13.3%, -9), LD 167 (6.7%, -8.2). Swing of 15.9% from Con to Lab since 2009.

Larkswood Ward, LB Waltham Forest. Con hold. Con 1392 (67%, +12.5), Lab 472 (22.7%, -5.3), LD 79 (3.8%, -13.7), Green 70 (3.4%, +3.4), Liberal 64 (3.1%, +3.1). Swing of 8.9% from Lab to Con since 2010.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened in Waltham Forest????

11:19 am, July 13, 2012

 
Anonymous Andrew Boff said...

Excellent candidate for the Tories plus a Hackney-style regen scheme - that's what happened in Larkswood!

7:55 pm, July 13, 2012

 
Blogger Merseymike said...

Also, its the sort of ward where the LD vote came from the Tories originally and has returned there. See Maidenhead for a similar type of middle class suburban area, where the LD's lost every seat to the Tories. We haven't a prayer in that sort of ward.

12:35 am, July 14, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent results for labour otherwise, there will be no majority for the conservatives in the next GE

5:04 pm, July 14, 2012

 

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