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, October 11, 2013

Council by-elections

There were eight council by-elections yesterday. A strong set of results for Labour including a gain from the SNP in Glasgow.

Royston Ward, Barnsley MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1143 (67.4%, nc), UKIP 393 (23.2%, +9.4), Con 100 (5.9%, +0.9), Eng Dem 32 (1.9%, -1.2), BNP 28 (1.7%, +1.7). Swing of 4.7% from Lab to UKIP since 2012.

Govan Ward, Glasgow UA. Lab gain from SNP. First preference votes: Lab 2055 (43.4%, +11.2), SNP 1424 (30%, -2.6), No Bedroom Tax 446 (9.4%, +9.4), Con 215 (4.5%, +1.3), UKIP 113 (2.4%, +2.4), Green 112 (2.4%, -0.9), Ind 103 (2.2%, -7.1), LD 73 (1.5%, +0.2), Christian 60 (1.3%, +1.3), Ind 52 (1.1%, +1.1), Comm 35 (0.7%, +0.7), Solidarity 28 (0.6%, -0.3), Britannica 19 (0.4%, +0.4), Scottish Democratic Alliance 1 (0%). Swing of 6.9% from SNP to Lab since 2011.

Ancoats & Clayton Ward, Manchester MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1239 (70.5%, -3.8), UKIP 166 (9.4%, +9.4), Green 89 (5.1%, -3.5), Con 82 (4.7%, -2.2), Pirate 79 (4.5%, +1.5), BNP 58 (3.3%, +3.3), LD 44 (2.5%, -1.5). Swing of 6.6% from Lab to UKIP since 2012.

South Selby Division, North Yorkshire CC. Con hold. Con 592 (37%, -3.2), Lab 525 (32.8%, -1.6), UKIP 282 (17.6%, +17.6), Ind 201 (12.6%, -5.7). Swing of 0.8% from Con to Lab since May this year.

Weaste & Seedly Ward, Salford MBC. Lab hold. Lab 803 (53.1%, +8.7), UKIP 280 (18.5%, -4.2), Con 240 (15.9%, +1.2), Ind 96 (6.4%, +2.7), Green 42 (2.8%, -1.7), BNP 29 (1.9%, -2.3), TUSC 21 (1.4%, -0.3). Swing of 6.5% from UKIP to Lab since by-election this June.

Brewood & Coven Ward, South Staffordshire DC. Con hold. Con 459 (40.8%, -3.7), Lab 352 (31.3%, +6.4), UKIP 225 (20%, +20), Ind 89 (7.9%, -22.9). Swing of 5.1% from Con to Lab since 2011.

Tweedale West Ward, Scottish Borders UA. Con hold. First preference votes: Con 1155 (42.7%, +18), LD 677 (25%, -9.9), SNP 359 (13.3%, -8.4), Lab 203 (7.5%, -1.9), Borders Party 228 (8.4%, -0.9), Ind 43 (1.6%, +1.6), UKIP 43 (1.6%, +1.6). Swing of 14% from LD to Con since 2012.

Parbold Ward, West Lancashire DC. Con hold. Con 554 (49.6%, -18.4), Lab 461 (41.2%, +9.2), UKIP 103 (9.2%, +9.2). Swing of 13.8% from Con to Lab since 2011.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some more truly abysmal results for the BNP.

I think there is a good chance that they could lose some deposits in the Euro-elections next year.

Each deposit is £5,000 and is lost if the vote share is below 2.5%.

That would be welcome news indeed.

10:39 am, October 12, 2013

 
Anonymous Alan Ji said...

Not only a strong set but a pattern of swings to Labour in diverse places.

11:08 am, October 12, 2013

 

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