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, December 06, 2013

Council by-elections

There were eight council by-elections yesterday. An unexpected Labour loss in Nuneaton was offset by an unexpected gain in Dartford.

Riverside Ward, Cardiff CC. Lab hold. Lab 1120 (50.3%, +3.6), PC 773 (34.7%, +3.6), Con 107 (4.8%, -2.9), UKIP 97 (4.4%, +4.4), TUSC 70 (3.1%, +0.4), LD 58 (2.6%, -1.2). No swing since 2012.

Splott Ward, Cardiff CC. Lab hold. Lab 706 (39.7%, -8.2), LD 604 (34%, +4), UKIP 209 (11.7%, +11.7), Ind 94 (5.3%, +5.3), Con 86 (4.8%, +0.5), TUSC 80 (4.5%, +1.5). Swing of 6.1% from Lab to LD since 2012.

South Woodham Elmwood and Woodville Ward, Chelmsford BC. Ind (SWFI) gain from Con. SWFI 281 (31.4%, -5.8), Con 275 (30.8%, -16.8), UKIP 249 (27.9%, +27.9), Lab 65 (7.3%, -1.7), LD 24 (2.7%, -3.6). Swing of 5.5% from Con to SWFI since 2011.

Swanscombe Ward, Dartford BC. Lab gain from Residents (SGRA). Lab 274 (29.7%, +7.7), SGRA 273 (29.6%, -35.5), UKIP 200 (21.7%, +8.8), Ind 138 (15%, +15), Con 38 (4.1%, +4.1). Swing of 21.6% from SGRA to Lab since 2011.

Shettleston Ward, Glasgow CC. Lab hold. Lab 2025 (53.5%, -7), SNP 1086 (28.7%, -2.2), Con 224 (5.9%, +1.7), UKIP 129 (3.4%, +3.4), TUSC 68 (1.8%, +1.8), LD 53 (1.4%, +0.7), No Bedroom Tax 50 (1.3%, +1.3), Green 41 (1.1%, -0.4), Soc 35 (0.9%, nc),  Christian 34 (0.9%, +0.9), Britannica 31 (0.8%, +0.8), Dem All 6 (0.2%, +0.2). Swing of 2.4% from Lab to SNP since 2012.

Riverside Ward, Liverpool CC. Lab hold. Lab 1055 (70.9%, -10.5), Green 144 (9.7%, +3.9), UKIP 119 (8%, +8), LD 64 (4.3%, +4.3), TUSC 49 (3.3%, nc), Con 39 (2.6%, -1.6), Eng Dem 9 (0.6%, -2.5), Ind 7 (0.5%, +0.5), Ind 1 (0.1%, +0.1). Swing 7.2% from Lab to Green since 2012.

Ancoats & Clayton Ward, Manchester CC. Lab hold. Lab 965 (57.5%, -16.8), Liberal 219 (13.1%, +13.1), UKIP 138 (8.2%, +8.2), Green 106 (6.3%, -2.3), Con 75 (4.5%, -2.4), Pirate 72 (4.3%, +1.3), BNP 46 (2.7%, +2.7), LD 31 (1.8%, -2.2), TUSC 17 (1%, -2.3), Comm League 9 (0.5%, +0.5). Swing of 15% from Lab to Liberal since 2012.

Arbury Ward, Nuneaton & Bedworth DC. Con gain from Lab. Con 395 (40.4%, +7.7), Lab 369 (37.7%, -19.6), UKIP 109 (11.1%, +11.1), Green 56 (5.7%, -4.3), BNP 35 (3.6%, +3.6), TUSC 8 (0.8%, +0.8), Eng Dem 6 (0.6%, +0.6). Swing of 13.7% from Lab to Con since 2012.

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