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, May 20, 2011

Council by-elections

Now that 5th May is past, by-elections are resuming. There were two last night:

Dyce Ward, Aberdeen City Council. SNP gain from LD. 1st preference votes: SNP 2090 (51.5%, +19), Lab 941 (23.1%, +0.8), LD 446 (11%, -12.5), Con 352 (8.7%, +1.2), Ind 150 (3.7%, +1.6), Green 88 (2.2%, +0.4). Swing of 9.1% from Lab to SNP since 2007.

St Johns and Brookwood, Surrey CC. Con hold. Con 1343 (48.9%, +5.9%), LD 1058 (38.6%, -2.8%), Lab 188 (6.9%, +3%), UKIP 155 (5.6%, -6.2%). Swing of 4.4% from LD to Con since 2009.


Blogger David Boothroyd said...

Dyce / Bucksburn / Danestone ward in Aberdeen is an SNP gain from Liberal Democrat - the seat was previously held by Ron Clark. The SNP was the leading party in first preference votes in 2007, but they only ran one candidate and so two Liberal Democrats were elected in the four seats.

1:52 am, May 21, 2011

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing about the defection from Lab to Cons in your own backyard?

12:22 pm, May 22, 2011

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Greenpeace comes out in support of Lib Dems

"The Liberal Democrats have set out the most progressive environmental policies of all the major parties, and they now have a real chance to make them count," said Greenpeace executive director John Sauven.

12:08 am, May 25, 2011


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