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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Council by-elections

A quick catch-up on recent council by-elections:

Council by-elections held on 29 November:

Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch Ward, Na H-Eileanan An Iar UA. Ind gain from SNP. Ind 745 (73.5%), SNP 195 (19.2%, -13.1), Ind 73 (7.2%). Combined Ind vote up 13.2% from Ind total in May 2012. Swing of 13.1% from SNP to Ind since May this year.

East Walworth Ward, LB Southwark. Lab hold. Lab 1259 (53.3%, +11.3), LD 1003 (42.7%, +4.3), Con 94 (4%, -7.5). Swing of 3.5% from LD to Lab since 2010.

Shipston Ward, Stratford-on-Avon DC. Lab gain from Con.  Lab 613 (37.9%, +9), LD 575  (35.5%, -7.8), Con 431 (26.6%, +2.3). Swing of 8.4% from LD to Lab since May this year. The first seat Labour has won on this rural council since 2002.

Council by-election held on 22 November:

Folkestone Park Ward, Shepway DC. LD gain from Con. LD 461 (36.2%, +12.2), Con 320 (25.1%, -15.7), People First 200 (15.7%, +1.5), UKIP 153 (12%, +2.8), Lab 111 (8.7%, -3.1), Green 29 (2.3%, +2.3). Swing of 14.5% from Con to LD since 2011.

Summary of council by-elections held on 15 November:

 

Council
Ward
Result
Last election
Change in Lab vote
Bath and North East Somerset UA
Chew Valley North
Con hold
2011
-12.8%
Bournemouth UA
Littledown and Iford
Con hold
2011
+0.7%
Bradford City MDC
Wharfedale
Con hold
2012
+3.5%
Bury MBC
Church
Con hold
2012
+5.3%
Bury MBC
North Manor
Con hold
2012
-0.8%
Central Bedfordshire UA
Biggleswade South
Con hold
2011
-9.3%
Central Bedfordshire UA
Silsoe and Shillington
Ind gain from Con
2011
-6.4%
Cherwell DC
Banbury Ruscote
Lab hold
2012
-4.8%
Chiltern DC
Central
Con hold
2011
+9.0%
Conwy CBC
Deganwy
Con gain from Ind
2012
+12.5%
Daventry DC
Brixworth
Con hold
2012
-14.6%
Dumfries and Galloway UA
Annandale North
Con gain from Lab
2012
-0.9%
East Northamptonshire DC
Oundle
Con hold
2011
+1.6%
Eden DC
Penrith Pategill
LD gain from Con
2011
+18.7%
Harlow DC
Toddbrook
Lab hold
2012
-1.8%
Harrogate DC
Rossett
LD gain from Con
2011
-5.6%
Havant BC
Battins
LD hold
2012
-19.5%
Liverpool City MDC
Knotty Ash
Lab hold
2012
-2.8%
Manchester City MDC
Ardwick
Lab hold
2012
-0.2%
Melton BC
Melton Egerton
Ind gain from Lab
2011
-0.3%
Merthyr Tydfil CBC
Cyfarthfa
Lab gain from Ind
2012
-4.9%
Newcastle upon Tyne City MDC
Ouseburn
Lab hold
2012
+11.7%
North Hertfordshire DC
Hitchwood, Offa and Hoo
Con hold
2012
-3.1%
North Hertfordshire DC
Letchworth South East
Con hold
2012
-3.4%
North Tyneside MBC
Wallsend
LD gain from Lab
2012
-13.2%
Oldham MBC
Failsworth West
Lab hold
2012
-6.7%
Poole UA
Branksome East
Con hold
2011
+7.9%
Rugby DC
New Bilton
Lab hold
2012
+1.9%
Ryedale DC
Norton West
LD gain from Con
2011
-0.0%
St Edmundsbury BC
Risbygate
Grn gain from Con
2011
+4.0%
Swindon UA
Blunsdon and Highworth
Con hold
2012
+6.4%
Walsall MBC
Bloxwich West
Lab hold
2012
-4.2%
Watford BC
Central
LD hold
2012
+4.3%
Waveney DC
Beccles South
Con gain from Lab
2011
-4.8%
Wealden DC
Heathfield North and Central
Con hold
2011
-1.8%
West Sussex CC
Midhurst
Con hold
2009
-5.4%
Wolverhampton MBC
Park
Lab hold
2012
-1.1%

 

1 Comments:

Anonymous Dave O said...

Is there really a ward called ige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch Ward? Must be a bugger to canvass.

8:29 pm, December 01, 2012

 

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