Council by-election results: 11 August 2011

Islington LBC, St Peter’s
Lab 1167 (52.5; +17.5)
LD David Sant 440 (19.8; -9.6)
Con 381 (17.1; -9.1)
Green 176 (7.9; -1.4)
Ind 59 (2.7; +2.7)
Majority 727
Turnout 24.78%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2010.

Windsor and Maidenhead UA, Eton and Castle
LD George Fussey 208 (47.4; +19.6)
Con 182 (41.5; -23.7)
Lab 32 (7.3; +0.3)
UKIP 17 (3.9; +3.9)
Majority 26
Turnout 24%
LD gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2011

North Devon DC, Fremington
Ind 501 (46.9; +5.2)
Con 308 (28.8; +16.2)
Ind 196 (18.3; -13.6)
Green 64 (6.0; +6.0)
[LD (0.0; -6.1)]
[Ind (0.0; -7.7)]
Majority 193
Turnout 29.99%
Ind hold
Percentage change is since May 201

Dawlish TC, Central and North East
Ind (Voice for Dawlish) 323 (45.6)
LD Judith Robins 311 (43.9)
Green 75 (10.6)
Majority 12
Turnout 16%
Ind gain from Con.

Newton Abbot TC, Bushell
LD Mandy Voaden 327 (50.8)
Con 317 (49.2)
Majority 10
Turnout not known
LD hold.

Full by-election info and commentary at the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors.

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7 Comments

  • paul barker 12th Aug '11 - 4:21pm

    Looking at the figures for the last 3 weeks we seem to be holding on to the 2010 vote. That is vastly better than we were doing a few months ago.

  • I agree – possibly some encouraging signs in the last few weeks results (and no, someone hasn’t hacked my account!)

  • Well it must be good news if Hywel is encouraged by the figures.

  • Am I correct in thinking that our vote in Tory held seats – a number of gains – and weaker by far in Labour held areas – lower votes nearly every time.

  • Simon, you will probably be surprised that I am also encouraged! There seems quite strong circumstantial evidence in some areas (and in eg the ICM Grauniad Poll) that we have made some measure of recovery – seems to be less real condemnation of the party around.

  • I know Dawlish is only just across the estuary, but I don’t know the Tory story there, Rich. However, I imagine it is only likely to be one of two things, 1 Couldn’t find a candidate / mistake in nomination, or 2 Tacitly backed a sympathetic Independent to make it more likely they would beat us.

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