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Local By-Election Results : July 17th 2014

July 19th, 2014

Oban North and Lorn on Argyll and Bute (SNP defence)
Result: Scottish Nationalists 595 (25% -6%), Independent (MacGregor) 548 (23%), Labour 526 (22%), Conservatives 445 (18% +9%), Independent (Malloy) 301 (12%)
Independent (MacGregor) GAIN from Scottish Nationalist on the fifth count on a swing of 7% from Ind to SNP

Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias on Cornwall (UKIP defence)
Result: Conservatives 406 (33% +5%), Liberal Democrats 405 (32% +9%), UKIP 271 (22% -7%), Labour 107 (9% unchanged), Mebynon Kernow 58 (5%)
Conservative GAIN from UKIP with a majority of 1 (0%) on a swing of 2% from Con to Lib Dem

Colehill East on East Dorset (Lib Dem defence)
Result: Liberal Democrats 741 (59%), Conservatives 326 (26%), UKIP 184 (15%)
Liberal Democrat HOLD with a majority of 415 (33%)

Hookstone on Harrogate (Lib Dem defence)
Result: Liberal Democrats 886 (52% -2%), Conservatives 551 (32% -1%), UKIP 206 (12%), Labour 71 (4% -8%)
Liberal Democrat HOLD with a majority of 335 (20%) on a swing of 0.5% from Lib Dem to Con since 2011

Ledbury (Con defence) and Leominster South (Con defence) on Herefordshire
Ledbury
Result: It’s Our Couunty 835 (52%), Conservatives 618 (38%), UKIP 166 (10%)
It’s Our County GAIN from Conservatives with a majority of 217 (14%)

Leominster South
Result: Greens 726 (56%), Conservatives 222 (16%), Independent 198 (15%), UKIP 111 (8%), Labour 99 (7%)
Green GAIN from Conservative with a majority of 504 (40%)

Airfield on King’s Lynn and West Norfolk (Green defence)
Result: Conservatives 305 (46%), UKIP 233 (35%), Greens 72 (11%), Labour 57 (9%)
Conservative GAIN from Green with a majority of 72 (11%)

Cowley on Oxford (Lab Defence)
Result: Labour 512 (39% -13%), Greens 269 (21% -2%), Non Party Independent 257 (20%), Conservatives 152 (12% -4%), UKIP 72 (6%), Liberal Democrats 39 (3% -6%)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 243 (18%) on a swing of 5.5% from Lab to Green

Church Hill on Redditch (UKIP defence)
Result: Labour 600 (44% +12%), Conservatives 339 (25% +2%), UKIP 332 (24% -11%), Liberal Democrats 40 (3% -1%), Greens 32 (2% -2%), Independents 22 (2% unchanged)
Labour GAIN from UKIP with a majority of 261 (21%) on a swing of 5% from Con to Lab

I would also like to know reader’s comments on the colours used for the various parties. Do they match the colours that you think of when that party is mentioned? Are the colours clear and easy to read? Are there any colours that you believe could be used instead of the ones suggested?