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 27, 2013

Council by-elections

There were 10 council by-elections yesterday. The only seat to change hands was a Sevenoaks ward which had been won by Labour in a by-election due to the personal vote of the candidate in the village concerned, and has now been lost to UKIP.

Wombwell Ward, Barnsley MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1240 (66.8%, -6.5), UKIP 457 (24.6%, +24.6), Con 81 (4.4%, -0.8), Eng Dem 78 (4.2%, -3.8). Swing of 15.6% from Lab to UKIP since 2012.

Highfield Ward, Blackpool UA. Lab hold. Lab 518 (36.4%, -2.9), Con 388 (27.2%, -12.9), UKIP 324 (22.8%, +22.8), Ind 90 (6.3%, -9.6), LD 59 (4.1%, -0.4), Green 37 (2.6%, +2.6), Ind 8 (0.6%, +0.6). Swing of 5% from Con to Lab since 2011.

Banbury Roscote Ward, Cherwell DC. Lab hold. Lab 758 (58.9%, +2.2), Con 323 (25.1%, -7.3), UKIP 206 (16%, +5.1). Swing of 4.8% from Con to Lab since Nov 2012 by-election.

Coleford East Ward, Forest of Dean DC. Lab hold. Lab 289 (37.2%, +1.9), UKIP 227 (29.3%, +29.3), Con 104 (13.4%, -10.3), LD 80 (10.3%, -5.6), Ind 76 (9.8%, -15.3). Swing of 13.7% from Lab to UKIP since 2011.

Redmarley Ward, Forest of Dean DC. Con hold. Con 332 (65.5%, -14.5), UKIP 119 (23.5%, +23.5), Lab 56 (11%, -9). Swing of 19% from Con to UKIP since 2011.

Way Ward, Mid Devon DC. Con hold. Con 189 (48%, -25.9), LD 130 (33%, +33), UKIP 60 (15.2%, +15.2), Ind 15 (3.8%, +3.8). Swing of 29.5% from Con to LD since 2011.

Mickleham, Westhumble and Pixham Ward, Mole Valley DC. LD hold. LD 423 (55.7%, +4.2), Con 236 (31.1%, -10.6), UKIP 101 (13.3%, +6.4). Swing of 7.4% from Con to LD since 2011.

Crockenhill and Well Hill, Sevenoaks BC. UKIP gain from Lab. UKIP 216 (35.7%, +28), Lab 188 (31.1%, -27.3), Con 139 (23%, -11), LD 62 (10.2%, +10.2). Swing of 27.7% from Lab to UKIP since 2012.

St James Ward, Tendring DC. Con hold. Con 445 (49.8%, -2.5), UKIP 196 (21.9%, +21.9), Lab 135 (15.1%, -2.4), Tendring First 82 (9.2%, -9.7), LD 35 (3.9%, -1.5). Swing of 12.2% from Con to UKIP since 2011.

Storrington Division, West Sussex CC. Con hold. Con 1037 (45.9%, -2), UKIP 729 (32.2%, -5.8), LD 364 (16.1%, +2), Green 131 (5.8%, +5.8). Swing of 1.9% from UKIP to Con since May this year.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Barnsley: Good to see no BNP candidate.

2:14 pm, September 27, 2013

 
Anonymous Alan Ji said...

Could someone who knows comment on the Banbury result?

9:51 am, September 28, 2013

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

The Banbury ward is our best one on the authority, it includes a lot of social housing.

6:23 pm, September 28, 2013

 

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