A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, the Labour Party and Hackney - 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, November 15, 2013

Council by-elections

There were four council by-elections yesterday including two Labour gains in Cumbria and a loss to an Independent in Stoke, where local politics is extremely idiosyncratic:

Seaton Ward, Allerdale DC. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 464 (40%, +3.6), UKIP 426 (36.7%, +36.7), Con 133 (11.5%, +11.5), Green 108 (9.3%, -4.9), LD 30 (2.6%, +2.6). Swing of 16.6% from Lab to UKIP since 2011.

Winton East Ward, Bournemouth UA. Con hold. Con 503 (41.8%, +14), Lab 215 (17.9%, -3.2), UKIP 212 (17.6%, +17.6), LD 191 (15.9%, -1.4), Green 48 (4%, -10.8), Ind 34 (2.8%, -5.8). Swing of 8.6% from Lab to Con since 2011.

Seaton Division, Cumbria CC. Lab gain from Ind. Lab 628 (46.8%, +14.8), UKIP 483 (36%, +10.9), Con 107 (8%, +3.2), Ind 98 (7.3%, -26.1), LD 26 (1.9%, +1.9). Swing of 2% from UKIP to Lab since May this year.

Baddeley, Milton & Norton Ward, Stoke-on-Trent UA. City Ind gain from Lab. City Ind 861 (32.3%, +32.3), Con 504 (18.9%, -3.4), Lab 444 (16.6%, -4.7), UKIP 333 (12.5%, +5.5), Ind 313 (11.7%, -2.5), BNP 79 (3%, -4.5), Green 50 (1.9%, +1.9), LD 32 (1.2%, -2.8), Ind 27 (1%, +1), TUSC 25 (0.9%, +0.9). Swing of 17.9% from Con to City Ind since 2011.

I don’t usually report parish council results but there was a noteworthy Labour gain from Conservative in Sandwich South Ward of Sandwich TC. This is in one of the more Tory components of South Thanet parliamentary constituency and plays to my theory that Labour may stand a chance in this parliamentary seat, which we held 1997-2010, because UKIP and the Tories are evenly splitting the anti-Labour vote. Sittingbourne & Sheppey has a similar 3-way dynamic.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Neil Preston said...

Thank you for reporting the Sandwich TC election. I am sure any results from this area of Kent would be useful.

Neil Preston.

2:37 pm, November 15, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greens stood in the Allerdale DC Seaton vacancy, getting 108 votes (9.3% of the total)

12:20 am, November 17, 2013

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Thanks I have amended the Allerdale result.

7:52 pm, November 17, 2013

 

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