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, September 06, 2013

Council by-elections

There were a bumper crop of 10 council by-elections yesterday. Difficult to see a pattern other than UKIP doing a bit better than they had in previous weeks.

Fenside Ward, Boston BC. UKIP gain from Eng Dem. UKIP 162 (39.4%, +39.4), Con 87 (21.2%, +21.2), LD 87 (21.2%, +10.6), Lab 75 (18.2%, -6.9). Swing of 9.1% from Con to UKIP since 2011.

Yewdale Ward, Carlisle BC. Lab hold. Lab 716 (48.7%, -10.5), Con 453 (30.8%, -4.6), UKIP 257 (17.5%, +17.5), LD 31 (2.1%, -0.7), Green 14 (1%, -1.7). Swing of 3% from Lab to Con since 2012.

Loughborough Ashby Ward, Charnwood DC. Lab hold. Lab 375 (71.8%, +9.6), UKIP 118 (22.6%, +22.6), Con 29 (5.6%, -32.2). Swing of 6.5% from Lab to UKIP since 2011.

Wadebridge East Division, Cornwall UA. LD gain from Ind. LD 408 (31.8%, +6.9), Ind 399 (31.1%, +5.9), Con 217 (16.9%, +5.6), UKIP 202 (15.7%, +0.1), Lab 58 (4.5%, -7.6). Swing of 0.5% from Ind to LD since May this year.

Ravensthorpe Ward, Daventry BC. Con hold. Con 285 (46.5%, -15.3), UKIP 212 (34.6%, +34.6), Lab 93 (15.2%, +15.2), LD 23 (3.8%, -14.4). Swing of 25% from Con to UKIP since 2012.

Ely East Ward, East Cambridgeshire DC. Con hold. Con 418 (37.5%, -4.5) LD 322 (28.9%, -8.2) UKIP 145 (13%, +13) Lab 138 (12.4%, -8.6) Ind 93 (8.3%, +8.3). Swing of 1.9% from LD to Con since 2011.

Middleton Cheney Division, Northamptonshire CC. Con hold. Con 1081 (52.8%, +10), UKIP 604 (29.5%, -5.9), Lab 221 (10.8%, -2.3), LD 141 (6.9%, -1.9). Swing of 8% from UKIP to Con since this May.

Bardwell Ward, St Edmundsbury BC. Con hold. Con 419 (78.5%, +1.7), Lab 65 (12.2%, +12.2), UKIP 50 (9.4%, -13.8). Swing of 5.3% from Con to Lab since 2011. 

Torrington Ward, Torridge DC. Green gain from LD. Green 292 (35.3%, +35.3), UKIP 181 (21.9%, +14.4), Ind 160 (19.3%, -9.4), Ind 106 (12.8%, +12.8), Con 88 (10.6%, -18.7). Swing of 10.5% from UKIP to Green since 2011.

Hambleden Valley Ward, Wycombe DC. Con hold. Con 379 (70.3%, -9.8), UKIP 97 (18%, +18), Lab 63 (11.7%, +11.7). Swing of 13.9% from Con to UKIP since 2011.

There was also one by-election last week:

Windermere Bowness Ward, South Lakeland DC. LD hold. LD 431 (60.9%, -4.2), Con 248 (35%, +5.1), Lab 29 (4.1%, -0.9). Swing of 4.7% from LD to Con since 2011.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

UKIP got second place with 150 votes in St Edmundsbury (not 50)

12:28 am, September 07, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the swings seem a bit meaningless with parties coming and going between the last full elections in these wards and these byelections!

6:36 pm, September 08, 2013

 

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