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 31, 2014

Council by-elections

There were just three council by-elections yesterday. The Tories lost a seat to the Lib Dems, their 4th loss in January:

Heanor East Ward, Amber Valley DC. Lab hold. Lab 548 (58.4%, +8.4), Con 350 (37.3%, +11), LD 41 (4.4%, -0.3). Swing of 1.3% from Lab to Con since 2012.

Chadsmead Ward, Lichfield DC. LD gain from Con. LD 206 (36%, +4.8), Lab 157 (27.4%, -1.6), UKIP 108 (18.8%, +18.8), Con 102 (17.8%, -22). Swing of 3.2% from Lab to LD since 2011. Tories dropped from 1st place to 4th.

Buckie Ward, Moray UA. Ind hold. First preferences: Ind 830 (44.6%, -3.2), SNP 670 (36%, -9.1), Ind (220, 11.8%, +11.8), Con 143 (7.7%, +0.6). Swing of 3% from SNP to Ind since 2012.

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