Monday, 24 October 2016

September's by-election summary


date
where
result
Lab % change
1st
Dorset CC, Ferndown
Con hold
-6.1

Lymington & Pennington TC, Pennington
LD gain from Con


Cornwall UA, Four Lanes
LD gain from UKIP
-5.7

Bournemouth UA, Kinson North
Con hold
+10.9

Otley TC, Ashfield (two seats)
Two LD holds
+4.8

East Dorset DC, Parley
Con hold
+4.6

Stockton UA, Grangefield
Con gain from Lab
-5.5
8th
Mansfield UA, Yeoman Hill
Lab hold
-4.5

Barrow-in-Furness BC, Parkside
Lab hold
-11.9

Sheffield CC, Mosborough
LD gain from Lab
-8.3

Maidstone BC, Shepway South
UKIP hold
-5.6
15th
Carlisle DC, Castle
Lab hold
-3.3

Newcastle CC, Blakelaw
Lab hold
21.3

East Hertfordshire DC, Puckeridge
Con hold
-8.9

Hackney LB, Mayoral election
Lab hold
+3.7

North East Derbyshire DC, Tupton
LD gain from Lab
-33.2

Shropshire, Bishop’s Castle
LD hold
+6.7
20th
Cardiff UA, Plasnewydd
LD gain from Lab
-0.3
22nd
Teignbridge DC, Teignmouth Central
LD gain from Con
-8.1

North Lanarkshire UA, Coatbridge North & Glenboig
Lab gain from SNP
-9.0

Hailsham TC, East
LD gain from Lab
Not contested

South Northamptonshire DC, Old Stratford
Con hold
Not contested

Gateshead MB, Chopwell & Rolands Gill
Lab hold
-3.7

Cherwell DC, Adderbury, Bloxham & Bodicote
Con hold
-0.3

Suffolk CC, Hadleigh
LD gain from Con
+5.8

Carmarthenshire UA, Cilycwm
PC gain from Ind
+17.0

North Warwickshire BC, Arley and Whitacre
Lab gain from Con
+33.7

Cockermouth TC, Christchurch
LD gain from Con


Allerdale BC, Christchurch
Lab gain from Con
+5.8
29th
North Norfolk DC, Glaven Valley
LD hold
-2.8

Eastwood TC, Hilltop

Not contested

Blackpool UA, Tyldesley
Lab hold
+10.0

Teignmouth TC, Central (two seats)
LD gains (x2) from Con


Blaenau UA, Brynmawr
Ind hold
-23.0

Derby UA, Allestree
Con hold
-5.8

Wellingborough BC, Finedon
Con hold
-7.7

Dacorum BC, Adeyfield West
LD gain from Con
-8.7

West Lindsey DC, Cherry Willingham
Con hold
+0.6

Hythe & Dibden TC, Furzedown Ward
LD hold
Not contested

Cotswold DC, Stow
LD gain from Con
Not contested


September's local authority elections present a mixed picture for Labour. Whilst they are some way from being a representative sample, it does give some indication of our popularity. Of course, every election is an individual story, but trends can be spotted.

·         Three Labour gains, as opposed to five losses.
·         Seven Labour holds.
·         Labour vote share went down on twenty occasions. It went up in eleven contests.
·         There were five contests with no Labour candidate.
·         The Liberal Democrats made thirteen gains.
·         Just the single Conservative gain. They loss ten seats.

In summary September looked like a good month for the Liberal Democrats, a poor month for the Tories, and an indifferent one for Labour.

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