info@southlincslibdems.org.uk
We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

87.5% good news for the Liberal Democrats in this week’s council by-elections

October 6, 2017 11:28 AM

Another busy week of by-elections with a Lib Dem defence, a Ukip defence, two Labour defences and four Conservative defences adding up to eight contests in total. Not quite a full slate of Liberal Democrat candidates, with seven standing leaving just the one ward uncontested by Vince Cable's party. Not quite 100% good news then.

10/12 last week, 7/8 this time is the sort of pattern we need to be seeing more regularly - and at least that missing Lib Dem candidate isn't in the Lib Dem held ward up for election, unlike Ukip who didn't even stand in the one ward that party was defending.

holdRedcar & Cleveland UA, St Germain's - 5th October 2017

LD Deborah Lynne Dowson 661 [38.4%; +8.6%]
Lab 368 [21.4%; +1.5%]
Ind 261 [15.2%; +15.2%]
Ind 225 [13.1; +13.1]
Con 174 [10.1%; -2.6%]
Grn 31 [1.8%; -9.8%]
Ind 0 [[0.0%; -10.0%]]
Ukip 0 [[0.0%; -16.0%]]
Lib Dem hold

.

Hinckley & Bosworth BC, Burbage, Sketchley & Stretton - 5th October 2017

A Lib Dem near-miss in the Midlands, almost returning to the party previous winning ways in the ward and especially notable as one of its other councillors is the Conservative council leader:

Con 822 [39.0%; -4.6]
LD Robert Mayne 785 [37.3%; +8.3]
Lab 321 [15.2%; +2.0]
UKIP 120 [5.7%; -8.5]
IND 57 [2.7%; +2.7]
Conservative hold
Turnout 26.7%
Changes from 2015

.

Hertsmere BC, Borehamwood Kenilworth - 5th October 2017

Lab 383 [37.8%; -9.1]
Con 341 [33.7%; -19.4]
LD Elaine Ellman 144 [14.2%; +14.2]
IND 91 [9.0%; +9.0]
UKIP 54 [5.3%; +5.3]
Labour gain from Conservative
Turnout 21.8%
Percentage changes from 2015

.

South Bucks DC, Burnham Lent Rise & Taplow - 5th October 2017

Con 699 [65.9%; +23.6]
Lab 166 [15.6%; -0.4]
LD Carol Lesley Linton 136 [12.8%; +12.8]
Grn 60 [5.7%; -7.7]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -17.9]]
Ind 0 [[0.0%; -10.3]]
Conservative hold
Turnout 18.3%
Changes from 2015

.

Warwick DC, Stoneleigh & Cubbington - 5th October 2017

Con 502 [52.6%; +13.0]
Lab 311 [32.6%; +15.1]
LD Richard Guy Dickson 113 [11.8%; +11.8]
Grn 29 [3.0%; -10.3]
Ind 0 [[0.0%; -29.6]]
Conservative hold
Turnout 23.3%
Percentage changes from 2015

.

Salford MB, Claremont - 5th October 2017

Lab 718 [46.5%; -1.5%]
Con 447 [29.0%; +10.8%]
Ind 171 [11.1%; +11.1%]
LD Stef Lorenz 162 [10.5%; +10.5%]
Grn 46 [3.0%; -6.1]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -24.7%]]
Labour hold
Turnout 18.5%
Changes from 2016

.

Adur DC, Mash Barn - 5th October 2017

Lab 490 [49.3%; +29.7]
Con 384 [38.6%; +16.1]
LD Doris Martin 89 [9.0%; -6.6]
Grn 31 [3.1%; +3.1]
UKIP 0 [[0%; -42.3%]]
Labour gain from UKIP
Turnout 29%
Percentage changes from 2016

.

Cheshire East UA, Crewe East - 5th October 2017

Lab 1174 [60.7%; +14.8]
Con 542 [28.0%; +6.2]
UKIP 158 [8.2%; -14.7]
Grn 59 [3.1%; -6.4]
Labour hold
Percentage changes from 2015