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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Progress Column

My Progress column this week is about the Co-op Group's boycott of four Israeli companies: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2012/08/21/getting-boycott-ethics-right/

Monday, August 20, 2012

Council by-election results


18 August

Stotfold & Langford Ward, Central Beds UA. Con hold. Con 1021 (55.6%, -3.9), Lab 446 (24.3%, +4), UKIP 221 (12%; +12), LD 147 (8.0%, -12.2). Swing of 4% from Con to Lab since 2011.

St Bartholomews Ward, Tendring DC. Holland on Sea Residents` Association hold. Holland on Sea Residents` Association 1042 (87.8%, +16), Con 145 (12.2, -16). Swing of 16% from Con to RA since 2011.

2 August

Polegate N Ward, Wealden DC. LD hold. LD 494 (37.7%, +14.3), Ind 267 (20.4%, -14.5), Con 263 (20% +1.4), UKIP 212 (16.2%, +16.2), Lab 76 ( 5.8%, + 0.7). Swing of 14.4% from Ind to LD since 2011.

Lincoln E Division, Lincs CC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 565 (48.9%, +14.6), Con 314 (27.2%, -11.9), LD 95 (8.2%, -18.4), UKIP 79 (6.8%, +6.8), TUSC 79 (6.8%, +6.8), Eng Dem 24 (2.1%, +2.1). Swing of 13.3% from Con to Lab since 2009.

Fleet Ward, South Holland DC. Con hold. Con 285 (55%, -3.9), Ind 233 (45%, +3.9). Swing of 3.9% from Con to Ind since 2011.

Long Sutton Ward, South Holland DC. Ind hold. Ind 946 (55.5%, +24.8), Con 757 (44.5%, +23.1). Swing of 0.9% from Con to Ind since 2011.

Buttrills Ward, Vale of Glamorgan UA. PC gain from Lab. PC 541 (44.5%, +16.4), Lab 503 (41.4%, -8.2), Con 90 (7.4%, -5.8), Ind 82 (6.7%, -2.5). Swing of 12.3% from Lab to PC since May this year.


 
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