A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, the Labour Party and Hackney - 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.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Council By-elections

There were 3 by-elections held last night, unusually held on a Wednesday. There are two more today.



Crome Ward, Norwich CC. Lab hold.  Lab 884 (59.3%, -2.5), Con 259 (17.4%, -1.5), UKIP 232 (15.6%, +15.6), Green 73 (4.9%, -7.4), LD 42 (2.8%, -3.3). Swing of 0.5% from Lab to Con since May this year.

Nelson Ward, Norwich CC. Green hold. Green 1121 (56%, -3.5), Lab 599 (29.9%, +4.7), LD 174 (8.7%, +2.4), Con 108 (5.4%, -3.6). Swing of 4.1% from Green to Lab since May this year.

Sunbury Common Ward, Spelthorne BC. LD hold. LD 372 (46.6%, -10.1), UKIP 182 (22.8%, +6.1), Lab 129 (16.2%, +16.2), Con 115 (14.4%, -12.2). Swing of 8.1% from LD to UKIP since 2011.

Post script: these were the two held on Thursday:

Meopham North Ward, Gravesham BC. Con hold. Con 419 (54.6%, +7.3), UKIP 204 (26.6%, -7.1), Lab 108 (14.1%, +5.9), LD 36 (4.7%, -6.1). Swing of 7.2% from UKIP to Con since Oct 2011 by-election.

Gravesham Rural Division, Kent CC. Con hold. Con 1780 (61.3%, +1.3), UKIP 634 (21.8%, +21.8), Lab 397 (13.7%, +4.2), LD 91 (3.1%, -6). Swing of 10.3% from Con to UKIP since 2009.

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