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.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Council by-elections

There were nine council by-elections on Thursday:

Harper Green Ward, Bolton MBC. Lab hold. Lab 744 (51.9%, -21.2), Con 325 (22.7%, +5.5), UKIP 252 (17.6%, +17.6), Green 60 (4.2%, +4.2), LD 53 (3.7%, -6.1). Swing of 13.4% from Lab to Con since 2012.

Elm & Christchurch Ward, Fenland DC. Con hold. Con 301 (43.9%, -10), UKIP 234 (34.1%, +34.1), Ind 73 (10.6%, -9.7), Lab 51 (7.4%, -9.4), LD 27 (3.9%, -5.1). Swing of 22.1% from Con to UKIP since 2011.

Market Ward, Forest Heath DC. Con hold. Con 266 (50.3%, -19.9), UKIP 263 (49.7%, +49.7). Swing of 34.8% from Con to UKIP since 2011.

Black Isle Ward, Highland UA. Ind hold. First preferences: Ind 1003 (32.8%, +6), SNP 439 (14.3%, -0.1), Ind 382 (12.5%, +12.5), LD 334 (10.9%, -4.4), Ind 275 (9%, +9), Green 269 (8.8%, +1.9), Lab 184 (6%, +0.9), Con 175 (5.7%, +2.4). Swing of 3% from SNP to Ind since 2012.

Scotter Rural Division, Lincolnshire CC. LD gain from Con. LD 726 (49.2%, +26.3), Con 348 (23.6%, -18.4), UKIP 264 (17.9%, -7.4), Ind 137 (9.3%, +9.3). Swing of 22.4% from Con to LD since May this year.

Haywards Heath Franklands Ward, Mid Sussex DC. Con hold. Con 414 (45.6%, -15.1), UKIP 269 (29.6%, +29.6), Lab 103 (11.3%, -2.4), LD 91 (10%, -15.6), Green 31 (3.4%, +3.4). Swing of 22.4% from Con to UKIP since 2011.

Croesyceiliog North, Torfaen UA. Lab hold. Lab 227 (45.8%, -13.5) UKIP 122 (24.6%, +24.6), Ind 79 (15.9%, -8.3), Con 55 (11.1%, -5.4), PC 13 (2.6%, +2.6). Swing of 19.1% from Lab to UKIP since 2012.

Scotter Ward, West Lindsey DC. Ind gain from Con. Ind 529 (51.2%, +21.8), Con 219 (21.2%, -33.7), LD 148 (14.3%, -1.4), UKIP 138 (13.3%, +13.3). Swing of 27.8% from Con to Ind since 2011.

Haywards Heath East Division, West Sussex CC. Con hold. Con 649 (35.5%, +2.1), UKIP 576 (31.5%, +4.1), Lab 346 (18.9%, -2.5), LD 201 (11%, -6.9), Green 55 (3%, +3). Swing of 1% from Con to UKIP since May this year.

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