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, January 10, 2014

Council by-elections

There were just three council by-elections this week, including two Tory losses, one a dramatic win for UKIP in Haverhill, a London-overspill town which has previously been competitive between the Tories and Labour.

7 January

Swinton South Ward, Salford MBC. Lab hold. Lab 661 (45.1%, -0.5), Con 298 (20.3%, +4.3), UKIP 215 (14.7%, +14.7), Green 196 (13.4%, -3.4), Eng Dem 54 (3.7%, -1.1), TUSC 43 (2.9%, +2.9). Swing of 2.4% from Lab to Con since 2012.

9 January

Haverhill East Ward, St Edmunsbury BC. UKIP gain from Con. UKIP 529 (54%, +54), Lab 240 (24.5%, -12.7), Con 157 (16%, -31.9), LD 54 (5.5%, -9.4). Swing of 33.4% from Lab to UKIP since 2011.

Borough Green & Long Mill Ward, Tonbridge & Malling DC. Ind gain from Con. Ind 692 (38.9%, +6.1), Con 588 (33%, -22.5), UKIP 349 (19.6%, +19.6), Lab 84 (4.7%, -7), Green 68 (3.8%, +3.8). Swing of 14.3% from Con to Ind since 2011.

2 Comments:

Blogger Alasdair Ross said...

UKIP also won a Town Council seat in Haverhill yesterday, with Labour second again

The UKIP Cllr who won the District seat is already a Suffolk County Cllr -

11:54 am, January 10, 2014

 
Anonymous Kevin Hind said...

This was UKIP's second seat in St. Edmundsbury. A Tory councillor called Gordon Cox became an Independent a few years ago, and recently joined the party.

1:15 pm, January 11, 2014

 

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