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Friday, October 25, 2013

By-elections

In addition to the Scottish Parliament by-election in Dunfermline, there were 10 council by-elections yesterday. Labour had the best night with gains from the Tories in Shepshed in the parliamentary marginal of Loughborough and the SNP in Hamilton to add to the Scottish Parliament gain from the SNP.
Loughborough Hastings Ward, Charnwood DC. Lab hold. Lab 554 (61.4%, -4.1), Con 127 (14.1%, -20.4), UKIP  111 (12.3%, +12.3),  Brit Dems Stop Immigration Leave EU 85 (9.4%, +9.4), LD 26 (2.9%, +2.9). Swing of 8.2% from Con to Lab since 2011.
Shepshed West Ward, Charnwood DC. Lab gain from Con. Lab 683 (48.1%, +9.4), Con 560 (39.4%, -2), LD 178 (12.5%, -7.4). Swing of 5.8% from Con to Lab since 2011.
Dunfermline South Ward, Fife UA. Lab hold. First preference votes: Lab2552 (39.7%, -3), SNP 2057 (32%, +5.3), LD 1009 (15.7%, -4.9), Con 450 (7%, +0.6), Green 183 (2.8%, -0.7), UKIP 183 (2.8%, +2.8). Swing of 4.2% from Lab to SNP since 2012.
Waterloo Ward, Havant BC. Con hold. Con 693 (44%, -16.3), LD 446 (28.7%, +12.6), UKIP 296 (19%, +19), Lab 129 (8.3%, -15.4). Swing of 14.5% from Con to LD since 2012.
North Walsham East Division, Norfolk CC. LD hold.  LD 1044 (40.9%, +5.8), UKIP 565 (22.1%, -1), Lab 442 (17.3%, -3.9), Con 359 (14.1%, -2.4), Green 80 (3.1%, -0.9), Ind 61 (2.4, +2.4). Swing of 3.4% from UKIP to LD since May this year.
Hamilton South Division, South Lanarkshire UA. Lab gain from SNP. First preference votes: Lab 1781 (51.7%, +0.2), SNP 1120 (32.5%, -0.1), Con 322 (9.4%, +0.2), Christian 133 (3.9%, +0.8), UKIP 86 (2.5%, +2.5). Swing of 0.1% from SNP to Lab since 2012.
Bovey Ward, Teignbridge DC. Con hold. Con 933 (50.3%, +10.9), LD 472 (25.5%, -1), UKIP 253 (13.6%, +6.6), Lab 196 (10.6%, +2.9). Swing of 6% from LD to Con since 2011.
Warnham & Rusper Division, West Sussex CC. Con hold. Con 868 (58.2%, +3.2), UKIP 335 (22.5%, -7.7), Green 119 (8%, +8), LD 103 (6.9%, -7.9), Lab 65 (4.4%, +4.4). Swing of 5.5% from UKIP to Con since May this year.
Winstanley Ward, Wigan MBC. Lab hold. Lab 746 (42.1%, -6.8), UKIP 421 (23.7%, +23.7), Community Action Party 326 (18.4%, -13.7), Con 180 (10.1%, +0.7), Green 55 (3.1%, -6.4), Ind 27 (1.5%, +1.5), LD 19 (1.1%, +1.1). Swing of 15.3% from Lab to UKIP since 2012.
Upton Ward, Wirral MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1954 (65.4%, +5.8), Con 762 (25.5%, +2.9), Green 143 (4.8%, -0.1), LD 130 (4.3%, +0.4). Swing of 1.5% from Con to Lab since 2012.
Scottish Parliament result:

Dunfermline. Lab gain from SNP. Lab 10279 (42.5%, +6.9), SNP  7402 (30.6%, -7),  LD  2852 (11.8%, -7.9), Con  2009 (8.3%, +1.2), UKIP  908 (3.8%, +3.8), Green 593 (2.5%, +2.5), Ind  161 (0.6%, +0.6).  Swing of 7% from SNP to Lab since 2011. 

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to see the Lib Dems picked up a seat from the Tories in Bushall ward (Teignbridge District) in the ultra marginal Newton Abbot Constituency. Whilst it was a town council seat the ward is the same for the district council.

9:01 pm, October 25, 2013

 

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