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, September 14, 2012

Council by-elections


5 by-elections yesterday with gains for Labour in Breckland (rural Norfolk) and East Dunbartonshire offset by a disappointing loss in Loughborough.

Thetford Abbey, Breckland DC. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 334 (49.3%, +27.2), Con 128 (18.9%, -1.5), UKIP 117 (17.3%, +17.3), LD 99 (14.6%, -3.9). Swing of 14.4% from Con to Lab since 2011.

Trinity Ward, Burnley BC. Lab hold. Lab 493 (49.3%, -8.8), LD 256 (25.6%, -5.8), Con 96 (9.6%, +9.6), BNP 95 (9.5%, -1.1), UKIP 35 (3.5%, +3.5), NF 26 (2.6%, +2.6). Swing of 1.5% from Lab to LD since 2012.

Loughborough Southfields Ward, Charnwood DC. Con gain from Lab. Con 538 (48.6%, +9.5), Lab 516 (46.6%, -0.2), LD 54 (4.9%, -9.3). Swing of 4.9% from Lab to Con since 2011.

Campsie & Kirkintilloch North, East Dunbartonshire Council. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 851 (31.5%, +9.7), SNP 743 (27.5%, +7.2), LD 693 (25.6%, +23.2), Ind 274 (10.1, -40.7), Con 141 (5.2%, +0.6). Swing of 0.8% from SNP to Lab since May this year.

Church Stretton & Craven Arms Ward, Shropshire Council. Con hold. Con 1216 (44.8%, +14.0), LD 969 (35.7%, +10.8), Lab 529 (19.5%, +7.8). Swing of 1.6% from LD to Con since 2009.

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