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, April 08, 2011

Council by-election

The final council by-election before 5th May was last night: Wick Ward, Highland Council. SNP gain from Ind. First preference votes: SNP 1049 (45.5%, +28.6), Lab 463 (20.1%, +6.1), Ind 245 (10.6%, -19.7), LD 236 (10.2%, -5.3), Ind 202 (8.8%, +8.8), Ind 75 (3.3%, +3.3), Con 33 (1.4%, -0.4). Swing of 11.3% from Lab to SNP since 2007.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Errh Ginger One.

What's the score on Mossibollocks?

Contrary to my last diatribe on the issue, the school is really outperforming its peers on A - Cs and Oxbridge entrance even if it doesn't get near the Jewish faith schools in the borough on A - Cs or the more demanding Baccleurate (which really sorts out the real value-adders rather than the gamers of the system).

So what's the story? It can have nothing to do with the Labour party cos as we know from every other inner London school you lot screw everything up year on year for about the last forty years.

It doesn't appear to be operating some covert selection judging by those on free school meals, the rate of attendance and the number who are statemented.

I bet that bastard of a headmaster Sir Wotsit has got the brilliant idea that black kids are not necessarily just atheletes, rappers and muggers ... unlike Hackney Labour party

4:24 pm, April 08, 2011

Blogger David Boothroyd said...

I'm fairly sure that those figures are not the first preference votes. If you add them up they come to 2,303, and the total valid votes were 2,091. The RO seems to have given a mix of final stage votes and the votes eliminated candidates had when they were eliminated:


9:48 pm, April 08, 2011

Anonymous Matt said...

Luke is there any news on polls for the London Assembly?

In Wales our latest poll shows Labour at 50.8% and likely to get 32 or 33 seats out of 60 which is great news!

Also IN RCT Council in South Wales there is news that a Independent Councillor has defected to Labour increasing their majority

9:27 am, April 09, 2011

Blogger David Boothroyd said...

First prefs are here: Fullanalysis.

SNP 979 (46.8%, +29.9), Lab 409 (19.6%, +5.6), Ind (N. Smith) 207 (9.9%), L Dem 206 (9.9%, -5.6), Ind (J. Oag) 184 (8.8%), Ind (L. Bush) 73 (3.5%, +2.8), C 33 (1.6%, -0.2).

11:19 am, April 13, 2011

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Thanks David

6:19 pm, April 13, 2011


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