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Yesterday's council by-election results

By Jonathan Isaby

Here are the results of yesterday's local government by-elections.

Wheatley ward, Rochford
Con - 61% (-17)
Eng Dem - 21% (+21)
Lib Dem - 11% (-11)
Lab - 7% (+7)
Con hold

Worplesdon ward, Surrey
Con - 55% (+6)
Lib Dem - 38% (+3)
Lab - 4% (no change)
UKIP - 2% (-10)
Peace Party - 1% (+1)
Con hold

Pirbright ward, Guildford
Con - 65% (-1)
Lib Dem - 35% (+1)
Con hold

Great Marlow ward, Wycombe
Con - 53% (+19)
Ind - 30% (-12)
Lib Dem - 17% (no change)
Con hold

Riversway ward, Preston
Lab - 67% (+22)
Lib Dem - 29% (-6)
Green - 4% (+4)
(No Con candidate)
Lab gain from Lib Dem

Castle ward, Leicester
Lab - 38% (+8)
Green - 31% (no change)
Con - 20% (+4)
Lib Dem - 8% (-10)
Eng Dem - 2% (+2)
Ind - 1% (+1)
Liberal - 1% (-1)
Lab gain from Green

Bloxwich West ward, Walsall
Lab - 54% (+17)
Con - 38% (-6)
UKIP - 4% (-6)
Lib Dem - 3% (-3)
Green - 1% (+1)
Lab gain from Con

Corfe Mullen South ward, East Dorset
Lib Dem - 55% (-1)
Con - 41% (-3)
UKIP - 4% (+4)
Lib Dem hold

Diffwys and Maenofferen ward, Gwynedd
Llais Gwynedd - 51% (+2)
Plaid Cymru - 49% (+8)
Llais Gwynedd hold

 

UPDATE

Richard Cooper adds:

Also a town council election in the Knaresborough King James ward last in the Harrogate & Knaresborough constituency.

A Conservative gain from the Lib Dems with a swing of 25% (yes 25%!) from the result of the same ward on 6 May this year.

Full result on 15 July 2010

Con  -  704
Lib Dem - 310
Ind - 216

Con Maj - 394

Result on 6 May 2010

Lib Dem  - 1732
Con  - 1216

Lib Dem maj - 516

On top of the 9.1% swing that we achieved to take the parliamentary seat  from the Lib Dems on 6 May we are feeling pretty pleased.  We took control of the Council that day too against the trend of local results on 6 May.

We've just learnt from Prof Colin Rawlings that the Lib Dem majority of around 8,000 at the General Election was numerically the biggest Lib Dem majority ever overturned at a General Election and was, I
believe, the second largest swing from Lib Dems to Cons (to Montgomeryshire) in the General Election.

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