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This week’s Local By-Election Results

July 5th, 2014

Skipton West on Craven (Lib Dem defence)
Result: Labour 185 (24% +2%), Liberal Democrats 143 (19% -8%), Conservatives 131 (17% -9%), UKIP 126 (16%), Independent 120 (16% -2%), Green 67 (9%)
Labour GAIN from Liberal Democrats with a majority of 42 (5%) on a swing of 5% from Lib Dem to Lab

Skipton West on North Yorkshire (Lib Dem defence)
Result: Independent 391 (23% -1%), Conservative 355 (21% +1%), Liberal Democrats 309 (19% -10%), UKIP 238 (14%), Green 194 (12% -4%), Labour 181 (11% -1%)
Independent GAIN from Liberal Democrats with a majority of 36 (2%) on a swing of 5% from Lib Dem to Ind

Wivenhoe Quay on Colchester (Lab defence)
Result: Labour 857 (47% -10%), Conservative 629 (34% +8%), UKIP 129 (7%), Liberal Democrats 127 (7% -1%), Green 90 (5% -5%), Patrotic Socialist 2 (0%)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 228 (13%) on a swing of 9% from Lab to Con
Turnout: 43%

St. James on Northampton (Lab Defence)
Result: Labour 307 (32% -3%), Liberal Democrats 262 (27% +10%), UKIP 201 (21%), Conservatives 198 (20% -12%)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 45 (5%) on a swing of 6.5% from Lab to Lib Dem
Turnout: 30%

Braunston and Crick (Con Defence) and Brixworth (Con Defence) on Northamptonshire
Braunstone and Crick
Result: Conservative 1,019 (41% +7%), Labour 989 (39% +9%), UKIP 506 (20% -11%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 30 (1%) on a swing of 1.5% from Con to Lab
Turnout: 27%

Brixworth
Result: Conservative 1,297 (55% +4%), UKIP 500 (21% -4%), Labour 248 (11% -2%), Green 228 (10% +3%), Liberal Democrats 69 (3% -1%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 797 (34%) on a swing of 4% from UKIP to Con
Turnout: 26%

Old Laund Booth on Pendle (Lib Dem defence)
Result: Liberal Democrats 427 (58% +9%), Conservatives 266 (36% -11%), UKIP 27 (4%), Blue 13 (2%)
Liberal Democrat HOLD with a majority of 161 (22%) on a swing of 10% from Con to Lib Dem
Turnout: 60%

This is the highest local by-election turnout I have recorded in the well over two years I have been doing these summaries. I have no idea what happened in Pendle to create this level of interest, but PLEASE tell the rest of us.

Manningtree, Mistley, Little Bentley & Tendring on Tendring (Conservative defence)
Result: Conservatives 376 (46%), Liberal Democrats 159 (19%), UKIP 154 (19%), Labour 129 (16%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 217 (26%)

Charlton Park on Cheltenham (Conservative HOLD in 2010)
Result: Liberal Democrats 861 (46% -2%), Conservatives 767 (41% -11%), UKIP 154 (8%), Green 46 (2%), Labour 46 (2%)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative with a majority of 94 (5%) on a swing of 4.5% from Con to Lib Dem
Turnout: 47%

Blackwall and Cubitt Town on Tower Hamlets (Boundary Changes)
Result: Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives: Christopher Chapman 877, Geeta Kasanga 762, Gloria Thienel 815 (29%)
Green Party: Katy Guttman 110, Mark Lomas 98, Chris Smith 74 (3%)
Independent: Mohammed Rahman 11 (0%)
Labour: Dave Chesterton 956, Anisur Rahman 872, Candida Ronald 875 (31%)
Liberal Democrats: Elaine Bagshaw 71, Stephen Clark 58, Richard Flowers 68 (3%)
Tower Hamlets First: Kabir Ahmed 726, Mohammed Aktaruzzaman 713, Faruk Khan 744 (27%)
Trade Unionists and Socialists: Ellen Kenyon Peers 11, John Peers 11 (0%)
United Kingdom Independence Party: Diana Lochner 240, Anthony Registe 188, Paul Shea 190 (7%)
Turnout: 32%