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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Council by-elections

There were four council by-elections on Thursday, two of which resulted in Labour gains from the Tories, including a ward in the key parliamentary marginal of Lincoln.
 
Askern Spa Ward, Doncaster MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1165 (54%, -16.4), LD 261 (12.1%, +12.1), UKIP 231 (10.7%, +10.7), Con 225 (10.4%, -19.2), Ind 106 (4.9%, +4.9), Eng Dem 98 (4.5%, +4.5), TUSC 72 (3.3%, +3.3). Swing of 14.3% from Lab to LD since 2012.
 
Bracebridge Ward, Lincoln CC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 577 (38.7%, -2.5), Con 480 (32.2%, -8.6), UKIP 345 (23.1%, +12.7), LD 75 (5%, +0.3), TUSC 14 (0.9%, +0.9). Swing of 3.1% from Con to Lab since 2012.
 
Newby Ward, Scarborough BC. Con gain from Ind. Con 380 (35.2%, -4.3), UKIP 285 (26.4%, +26.4), Lab 197 (18.2%, -6), Ind 143 (13.2%, -10), Green 76 (7%, +0.9). Swing of 15.4% from Con to UKIP since May this year.
 

Ramshill Ward, Scarborough BC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 190 (32.5%, +12.6), UKIP 149 (25.5%, +25.5), Con 122 (20.9%, -2.3), Green 67 (11.5%, -3.9), LD 56 (9.6%, -7.6). Swing of 6.5% from Lab to UKIP since 2011.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Julie park said...

Well done guys just goes to show what can be done in the marginal seats. Julie in Rutland

5:08 pm, September 01, 2013

 

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