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, February 15, 2013

Council by-elections

There were four council by-elections last night:

Rutherglen South Ward, South Lanarkshire UA. Lab gain from SNP. First preferences: Lab 1352 (39.9%, -4), LD 999 (29.5%, +4.7), SNP 712 (21%, -2.9), Con 128 (3.8%, -1.1), UKIP 111 (3.3%, +3.3), Green 59 (1.7%, +1.7), Ind 31 (0.9%, +0.9). Swing of 4.4% from Lab to LD since 2012. This result gives Labour majority control of S Lanarks Council for the first time since 2007.

Perton East Ward, South Staffordshire DC. Ind gain from Con. Ind 314 (65.1%, +16.9), Con 168 (34.9%, -16.9). Swing of 16.9% from Con to Ind since 2011.

Dawley Magna Ward, Telford & Wrekin UA. Lab hold. Lab 957 (53.9%, +11.4), Con 379 (21.4%, -8.1), UKIP 312 (17.6%, +17.6), Ind 126 (7.1%, +7.1). Swing of 9.8% from Con to Lab since 2011.

Gainsborough East Ward, West Lindsey DC. LD hold. LD 169 (28.6%, -15.7), Lab 149 (25.3%, -6.3), UKIP 143 (24.2%, +24.2), Con 129 (21.9%, -2.2). Swing of 4.7% from LD to Lab since 2011. Unusual instance of UKIP intervention hurting the LDs more than the Tories.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gainsborough result is interesting, if only because Labour only put up one candidate in a 3 member ward in 2011. They were successful (in third place), along with 2 of the 3 LibDems!
Must make it difficult to calculate a swing!

10:54 am, February 15, 2013

 

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