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, March 15, 2013

Council by-elections

Four council by-elections last night, with a catastrophic night for the Tories, losing two safe wards in Surrey and Sussex.

Aldwick East Ward, Arun DC. LD gain from Con. LD 383 (33.6%, +20.5), Con 357 (31.3%, -22.3), UKIP 339 (29.7%, +18.1), Lab 61 (5.4%, -5.4). Swing of 21.4% from Con to LD since 2011.

Gospel Oak Ward, LB Camden. Lab hold. Lab 1272 (59.9%, +20.7), Con 419 (19.7%, -7.9), Green 134 (6.3%, -5.4), LD 132 (6.2%, -15.3), TUSC 109 (5.1%, +5.1), BNP 57 (2.7%, +2.7). Swing of 14.3% from Con to Lab since 2010. This is a very poor result for the Tories in a ward they held from 2006 to 2010.

Royton South Ward, Oldham MBC. Lab hold. Lab 938 (63.7%, -6.1), C 244 (16.6%, -7.7), LD 221 (15%, +9), Green 70 (4.8%, +4.8). Swing of 0.8% from Con to Lab since 2012. This ward was won by the Lib Dems as recently as 2008.

Foxhills Ward, Runnymede BC. UKIP gain from Con. UKIP 336 (40.2%, +17.4), Con 318 (38.1%, -8.5), Lab 181 (21.7%, -0.3). Swing of 13% from Con to UKIP since 2012.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Labour gained a Town Council seat from the Tories in Keynsham, part of Jacob Rees Mogg's mnarginal North East Somerset constituency.

Dave Biddleston (Lab)
298 Carol Duckett (Tory)
243 Andy Halliday (LibD) 21

10:38 am, March 15, 2013

 

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