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Dramatic Lib Dem gain from 4th place in Sheffield

September 10, 2016 10:29 AM
By Mark Pack
Originally published by High Peak Liberal Democrats

Ballot BoxPre-2010 this was a Labour / Lib Dem ward with the Lib Dems winning out in 2008, but then the Lib Dem slide started with Labour winning in May 2010. By 2014 the Lib Dems were third and in 2015 fourth. No longer. Congratulations Gail Smith, who previously had been a councillor for this ward 2008-12.

Note again the slump in the Ukip vote, this time in a ward where the party had moved up to being the challenger to Labour in recent years.

Momentum, by the way, was busy on the phones in Sheffield on polling day - but their team of 40 plus people were canvassing for Jeremy Corbyn rather than in the by-election:

Elsewhere, there was no Lib Dem candidate in Mansfield or Barrow-in-Furness:

In Shepway, the team did put up a candidate, but they finished last with a falling vote:

Overall then, some good news yet also many reminders of how much more there is still to do for the Liberal Democrats to have a recovery that lasts and is substantial. The answer to that challenge is Targeting Plus…

Sheffield CC, Mosborough - 8th September 2016

LD Gail Smith 1711 [45.6%; +34.2%]
Labour 1279 [34.1%; -8.3%]
UKIP 466 [12.4%; -11.1%]
Conservative 229 [6.1%; -12.1%]
Green 67 [1.8%; -1.5%]
[TUSC [0.0%; -1.2%]]
Majority: 432
Turnout: 27.23%
LD gain from Labour
Percentage change since 2016

Maidstone BC, Shepway South - 8th September 2016

UKIP 432 [45.2%; +7.0%]
Conservative 215 [22.5%; -5.2%]
Labour 183 [19.2%; -5.6%]
Independent 88 [9.2%; +9.2%]
LD Milden Halyungu Choongo 37 [3.9%; -2.0%]
[Green [0.0%; -2.1%]]
[English Democrats [0.0%; -1.2%]]
Majority: 217
UKIP hold
Percentage change since 2016

Mansfield UA, Yeoman Hill - 8th September 2016

Labour 278 [45.7%; -4.5%]
Mansfield Independent Forum 148 [24.3%; -25.5%]
UKIP 105 [17.3%; +17.3%]
Conservative 41 [6.7%; +6.7%]
Independent 36 [5.9%; +5.9%]
Majority: 130
Turnout: 23.5%
Labour hold
Percentage change since 2015

Barrow-in-Furness BC, Parkside - 8th September 2016

Labour 1279 [52.1%; -11.9%]
Conservative 229 [42.3%; +6.3%]
UKIP 34 [5.6%; +5.6%]
Majority: 60
Turnout: 14.07%
Labour hold
Percentage change since 2016

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Welcome to my latest posts, complete with the added bonus of council by-election results from ALDC. Happy reading - Mark

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Mansfield UA, Yeoman Hill - 8th September 2016

Labour 278 [45.7%; -4.5%]
Mansfield Independent Forum 148 [24.3%; -25.5%]
UKIP 105 [17.3%; +17.3%]
Conservative 41 [6.7%; +6.7%]
Independent 36 [5.9%; +5.9%]
Majority: 130
Turnout: 23.5%
Labour hold
Percentage change since 2015
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Barrow-in-Furness BC, Parkside - 8th September 2016

Labour 1279 [52.1%; -11.9%]
Conservative 229 [42.3%; +6.3%]
UKIP 34 [5.6%; +5.6%]
Majority: 60
Turnout: 14.07%
Labour hold
Percentage change since 2016
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Maidstone BC, Shepway South - 8th September 2016

UKIP 432 [45.2%; +7.0%]
Conservative 215 [22.5%; -5.2%]
Labour 183 [19.2%; -5.6%]
Independent 88 [9.2%; +9.2%]
LD Milden Halyungu Choongo 37 [3.9%; -2.0%]
[Green [0.0%; -2.1%]]
[English Democrats [0.0%; -1.2%]]
Majority: 217
UKIP hold
Percentage change since 2016
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Sheffield CC, Mosborough - 8th September 2016

LD Gail Smith 1711 [45.6%; +34.2%]
Labour 1279 [34.1%; -8.3%]
UKIP 466 [12.4%; -11.1%]
Conservative 229 [6.1%; -12.1%]
Green 67 [1.8%; -1.5%]
[TUSC [0.0%; -1.2%]]
Majority: 432
Turnout: 27.23%
LD gain from Labour
Percentage change since 2016
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