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 28, 2012

Council by-elections

There were eight council by-elections yesterday. A stunning Labour gain from 4th place in Norfolk and some good swings to Labour in Kent, Leicestershire and Surrey.
Pastures Ward, Blaby DC. Con hold. Con 442 (61.1%, -8.4), Lab 281 (38.9%, +8.4). Swing of 8.4% from Con to Lab since 2011.

Hampstead Town Ward, LB Camden. Con hold. Con 1040 (42.4%, +5.3), LD 695 (28.3%, -7.7). Labour 512 (20.9%, +2.7), Green 207 (8.4%,-0.3). Swing of 6.5% from LD to Con since 2010.

Castle Ward, Dartford DC. Con hold. Con 191 (43%, -13.4), Lab 111 (25%, +4.6), UKIP 60 (13.5%, +13.5), Residents 50 (11.3%, -2.6), Eng Dem 32 (7.2%, -2.2). Swing of 9% from Con to Lab since 2011.

North Ormesby & Brambles Farm Ward, Middlesbrough BC. Lab hold. Lab 471 (67.8%, -14.8), LD 109 (15.7%, +15.7), Ind 71 (10.2%, +10.2), Tory 38 (5.5%, -11.9), Ind 6 (0.9%, +0.9). Swing of 15.3% from Lab to LD since 2011.

Spellowfields Ward, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk DC. Result to follow. Con hold. Con 348 (45.7%, +6.6), Lab 243 (31.9%, +6), UKIP 88 (11.5%, +11.5), Green 61 (8%, +8), LD 22 (2.9%, +2.9). Swing of 6.3% from Con to Lab since 2011.

Clenchwarton & King’s Lynn South Division, Norfolk CC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 824 (45.8%, +34.1), Con 424 (23.5%, -15.7), LD 282 (15.7%, -13.1), UKIP 271 (15%, +15). Swing of 24.9% from Con to Lab since 2009. The main explanation is an unpopular local incinerator project.

Chertsey Meads Ward, Runnymede BC. Con hold. Con 450 (40.3%, -10), Lab 312 (27.9%, +8.6), UKIP 312 (27.9%, +5.2), LD 34 (3%, -4.7), Loony 10 (0.9%, +0.9). Swing of 9.3% from Con to Lab since May this year.

New Haw Ward, Runnymede BC. Con hold. Con 346 (51.5%, -1.4), Lab 148 (22%, +2), UKIP 124 (18.5%, +2.4), LD 54 (8%, -3). Swing of 1.7% from Con to Lab since May this year.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great result in Norfolk
and shows what campaigning can do

Norfolk was also running a great campaign on Ambulance service

we only have a few months to go before May 2013 County council Elections - Need to get going Now

Surely would be good if County Council candidates stood as Norfolk Labour or Suffolk Labour or Devon Labour

great result in the East, as we have seen since 2010 (unlike other areas in the South0

Red Star Rising in the East !



Mike
Country Standard

10:17 pm, September 28, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great result in Norfolk

Should consider standing candidates as

Norfolk labour, Suffolk Labour or Devon Labour at 2013 County council elections

Mike
Country Standard

10:19 pm, September 28, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke, as you loved the Clay Cross Rent Rebellion so much, I thought that this would appeal to you -
http://dronfieldblather.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-clay-cross-rent-rebellion.html

11:49 am, October 02, 2012

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many were Milis?

6:24 pm, October 04, 2012

 

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