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Tonight’s ten local by-elections with UKIP, CON, LAB and the LDs defending seats

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Pelham (Lab defence) on Gravesham
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 23, Labour 21 (Conservative majority of 2)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 1,792, 1,708, 1,625 (50%)
Conservatives 1,246, 1,131, 1,038 (35%)
Green Party 525 (15%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 18,876 (35%) LEAVE 35,643 (65%) on a turnout of 75%
Candidates duly nominated: Conrad Broadley (Con), Emma Foreman (Eng Dem), Marna Gilligan (Green), Gary Harding (UKIP), Sharan Virk (Lib Dem), Jenny Wallace (Lab)

Gravesham East (Lab defence) on Kent
Result of council at last election (2013): Conservatives 45, United Kingdom Independence Party 17, Labour 13, Liberal Democrats 7, Green Party 1, Residents 1 (Conservative majority of 6)
Result of ward at last election (2013): Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 3,659, 3,581 (45%)
Conservatives 2,786, 2,250 (32%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 2,342 (15%)
English Democrats 663 (4%)
Liberal Democrats 380 (2%)
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 265 (2%)
Referendum Result (county result): REMAIN 396,590 (41%) LEAVE 576,597 (59%) on a turnout of 76%
Candidates duly nominated: Tina Brooker (UKIP), Diane Marsh (Con), Mark Marsh (Lib Dem), Lyn Milner (Lab), Martin Wilson (Green)

Ormesby (Lib Dem defence) on Redcar and Cleveland
Result of council at last election (2015): Labour 29, Liberal Democrats 11, Conservatives 10, Independents 8, United Kingdom Independence Party 1 (No Overall Control, Labour short by 1)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Liberal Democrats 1,358, 1,298, 1,083 (42%)
Labour 681, 616, 590 (21%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 621 (19%)
Conservative 413 (13%)
Independents 180, 163, 151 (6%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 24,586 (34%) LEAVE 48,128 (66%) on a turnout of 70%
Candidates duly nominated: Cameron Brown (Con), Philip Lockey (The North East Party), Carole Morgan (Lib Dem), Ian Neil (UKIP), Alison Suthers (Lab)

Catterick (Ind defence) on Richmondshire
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 21, Independents 11, Liberal Democrats 2 (Conservative majority of 8)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Independent 570 (44%)
Conservatives 528, 392 (40%)
Green Party 208 (16%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 11,945 (43%) LEAVE 15,691 (57%) on a turnout of 75%
Candidates duly nominated: David Coates (Lib Dem), Robbie Kelly (Green), Jill McMullon (Ind), Stephen Wyrill (Con)

Northwood (2 x UKIP defence) on Thanet
Result of council at last election (2015): United Kingdom Independence Party 33, Conservatives 18, Labour 4, Independent 1 (United Kingdom Independence Party majority of 10)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
United Kingdom Independence Party 1,351, 1,344, 1,214 (47%)
Labour 830, 800, 784 (29%)
Conservatives 726, 645, 622 (25%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 26,065 (36%) LEAVE 46,037 (64%) on a turnout of 73%
Candidates duly nominated by party
Conservatives: Charlie Leys, Marc Rattigan
Labour: Helen Crittenden, Kaz Peet
Liberal Democrats: John Finnegan, Jordan Williams
United Kingdom Independence Party: Lynda Piper, George Rusiecki
Independent: Colin Grostate
Party for a United Thanet: Grahame Birchall

Tooting (Lab defence) on Wandsworth
Result of council at last election (2014): Conservatives 41, Labour 19 (Conservative majority of 22)
Result of ward at last election (2014): Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 2,499, 2,495, 2,371 (45%)
Conservatives 1,583, 1,525, 1,427 (28%)
Green Party 622 (11%)
Liberal Democrats 361, 327, 286 (7%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 292 (5%)
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 115 (2%)
Communist 112 (2%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 118,463 (75%) LEAVE 39,421 (25%) on a turnout of 72%
Candidates duly nominated: Eileen Arms (Lib Dem), Alexander Balkan (Soc Dem), Thom Norman (Con), Roy Vickery (Green), Paul White (Lab)

Farnham South (Con defence) on Surrey
Result of council at last election (2013): Conservatives 58, Liberal Democrats 9, Residents 7, United Kingdom Independence Party 3, Independents 2, Green Party 1, Labour 1 (Conservative majority of 35)
Result of ward at last election (2013): Conservative 1,677 (50%), Independent 542 (16%), United Kingdom Independence Party 542 (16%), Non Party Independent 344 (10%), Labour 233 (7%)
Referendum Result (county result): REMAIN 350,831 (52%) LEAVE 321,836 (48%) on a turnout of 79%
Candidates duly nominated: Joanne Aylwin (Lib Dem), Paul Chapman (UKIP), Jerry Hyman (Farnham Residents), Robert Ramsdale (Con), Mark Westcott (Ind), Fabian Wood (Lab)

Farnham, Shortheath and Boundstone (Con defence) on Waverley
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 53, Independents 4 (Conservative majority of 49)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives 1,064, 806 (45%)
Farnham Residents 958, 781 (41%)
Labour 337 (14%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 44,341 (58%) LEAVE 31,601 (42%) on a turnout of 82%)
Candidates duly nominated: Jim Burroughs (UKIP), Sylvia Jacobs (Lib Dem), Andrew Jones (Ind), Donal O’Neill (Con), John Ward (Farnham Residents)

Farnham Castle (Con defence) R on Waverley
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Farnham Residents 1,043 (35%)
Conservatives 797, 641 (26%)
Liberal Democrat 736 (24%)
Labour 438 (15%)
Candidates duly nominated: Stewart Edge (Lib Dem), George Hesse (UKIP), Jerry Hyman (Farnham Residents), Nicholas Le Gal (Con)

Compiled by Harry Hayfield



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This week’s by-elections. SNP and LAB both win and lose a seat from each other

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Irvine West (SNP defence) on North Ayrshire
First Preference Votes: Scottish National Party 1,164 (37% unchanged), Labour 1,029 (33% -7%), Conservative 639 (21% +9%), Socialist Labour Party 131 (4% +3%), Green Party 94 (3%, no candidate in 2012), Liberal Democrat 48 (2% -3%)
SNP lead of 135 (4%) on a swing of 3.5% from Lab to SNP
Labour GAIN from SNP on the sixth count

Renfrew South and Gallowhill (Lab defence) on Renfrewshire
First Preference Votes: Scottish National Party 1,309 (48% +5%), Labour 1,012 (37% -11%), Conservative 366 (13% +8%), Liberal Democrat 53 (2% unchanged)
SNP lead of 297 (11%) on a swing of 8% from Lab to SNP
SNP GAIN from Labour on the fourth count

Ombersley (Con defence) on Worcestershire
Result: Conservative 956 (63% +15%), Liberal Democrat 224 (15% +10%), UKIP 212 (14% -19%), Independent 120 (8%, no candidate in 2013)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 732 (48%) on a swing of 2.5% from Lib Dem to Con



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Tonight’s Local By-Elections : Previewed by Harry Hayfield

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Irvine West (SNP defence) on North Ayrshire
Result of council at last election (2012): Scottish National Party 12, Labour 11, Independents 6, Conservative 1 (No Overall Control, SNP short by 4)
Result of ward at last election (2012): Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 691, 1,374 E (40%)
Scottish National Party 1,624, 265 (37%)
Conservatives 614 (12%)
Liberal Democrats 246 (5%)
Independent 4%
Socialist Labour Party 81 (1%)
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 51 (1%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 38,394 (57%) LEAVE 29,110 (43%) on a turnout of 65%
Candidates duly nominated: Bobby Cochrane (Soc Lab), Josh McCormick (Green), Louise McPhater (Lab), Nick Smith (Lib Dem), Angela Stephen (Con), Robin Sturgeon (SNP)

Renfrew South and Gallowhill (Lab defence) on Renfrewshire
Result of council at last election (2012): Labour 22, Scottish National Party 15, Liberal Democrat 1, Conservative 1, Independent 1 (Labour majority of 4)
Result of ward at last election (2012): Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 1,229, 869 (48%)
Scottish National Party 1,258, 629 (43%)
Conservatives 197 (5%)
Liberal Democrats 86 (2%)
Scottish Socialists 90 (2%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 57,119 (65%) LEAVE 31,010 (35%) on a turnout of 69%
Candidates duly nominated: Mark Dougan (Con), Edward Grady (Lab), Jim Paterson (SNP), Ross Stalker (Lib Dem)

Ombersley (Con defence) on Worcestershire
Result of council at last election (2013): Conservatives 30, Labour 12, United Kingdom Independence Party 4, Liberal Democrats 3, Green Party 2, Independent Community and Health Concern 2, Independent 2, Liberal 1, Ratepayers 1 (Conservative majority of 3)
Result of ward at last election (2013): Conservative 1,292 (48%), United Kingdom Independence Party 894 (33%), Labour 231 (9%), Liberal Democrat 139 (5%), Green Party 137 (5%)
Referendum Result (Hereford and Worcester county): REMAIN 189,459 (42%) LEAVE 260,265 (58%) on a turnout of 78%
Candidates duly nominated: Peter Evans (Lib Dem), Doug Ingram (Ind), Richard Keel (UKIP), Peter Tomlinson (Con)



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Local By-Election Results : UKIP & LAB gain and lose a seat from each other – LD revival continues

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Beaver (Lab defence) on Ashford
Result: United Kingdom Independence Party 373 (42% +11%), Labour 243 (27% -4%), Conservative 240 (27% unchanged), Green Party 31 (3%, no candidate in 2015)
United Kingdom Independence Party GAIN from Labour with a majority of 130 (15%) on a swing of 7.5% from Labour to UKIP

East Brighton (Lab defence) on Brighton and Hove
Result: Labour 1,488 (58% +11%), Conservatives 514 (20% -3%), Green Party 286 (11% -9%), United Kingdom Independence Party 152 (6%, no candidate in 2015), Liberal Democrat 116 (4% -4%), Independent 31 (1%, no candidate in 2015)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 974 (38%) on a swing of 7% from Con to Lab

Holderness South West (Con defence) on the East Riding of Yorkshire
Result: Conservative 917 (39% +1%), Labour 806 (34% +7%), United Kingdom Independence Party 390 (16% -10%), Independent 173 (7% -3%), Liberal Democrat 98 (4%, no candidate in 2015)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 111 (5%) on a swing of 3% from Con to Lab

Alston Moor (Con defence) on Eden
Result: Liberal Democrat 302 (55%, no candidate in 2015), Conservative 251 (45% +4%)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative with a majority of 51 (10%) on a notional swing of 29.5% from Con to Lib Dem

Silverdale and Parksite (Newcastle Independent Group defence, elected as UKIP) on Newcastle under Lyme
Result: Labour 399 (57% +20%), United Kingdom Independence Party 174 (25% -21%), Conservative 80 (11% -1%), Independent 54 (8%, no candidate in 2014)
Labour GAIN from United Kingdom Independence Party with a majority of 225 (32%) on a swing of 20.5% from UKIP to Lab

Bingham (Con defence) on Nottinghamshire
Result: Conservative 1,270 (44% +2%), Independent 1,232 (43%, no candidate in 2013), Labour 382 (13% -7%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 38 (1%) on a notional swing of 22.5% from Con to Ind

Carnmer (Con defence) on Rushcliffe
Result: Conservative 318 (54% -17%), Independent 138 (24%, no candidate in 2015), Labour 130 (22% -7%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 180 (30%) on a notional swing of 20.5% from Con to Ind



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The LDs winning streak continues in the latest round of local elections – now 7 gains in July

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Harry Hayfield’s round-up contests in principal auhorities

Newlyn and Goonhavern (Con defence) on Cornwall
Result: Liberal Democrat 247 (24%, no candidate in 2013), Conservative 234 (23% -23%), Yeo (Independent) 163 (16%), Mebyon Kernow 161 (16% -28%), Labour 77 (8% -2%), Tucker (Independent) 75 (7%), Thomas (Independent) 54 (5%)
Total Independent vote: 292 (29%, no candidates in 2012)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative with a majority of 13 (1%) on a notional swing of 23.5% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat

Harringay (Lab defence) on Haringey
Result: Labour 1,054 (46% +3%), Liberal Democrat 765 (33% +3%), Green Party 325 (14% -3%), Conservative 99 (4% -2%), United Kingdom Independence Party 36 (2%, no candidate in 2014)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 289 (13%) on no swing between Labour and Liberal Democrats

St Julian’s (Lib Dem defence) on Newport
Result: Liberal Democrat 948 (54% +12%), Labour 432 (24% -22%), United Kingdom Independence Party 156 (9%, no candidate in 2012), Conservative 135 (8% -5%), Plaid Cymru 71 (4%, no candidate in 2012), Green Party 25 (1%, no candidate in 2012)
Liberal Democrat HOLD with a majority of 516 (30%) on a swing of 17% from Labour to Liberal Democrat

Carshalton Central (Lib Dem defence) on Sutton
Result: Liberal Democrat 1,250 (43% +5%), Conservative 1,061 (37% +12%), Green Party 211 (7% -1%), Labour 176 (6% -3%), United Kingdom Independence Party 150 (5% -11%), Christian People’s Alliance 29 (1% -1%)
Liberal Democrat HOLD with a majority of 189 (6%) on a swing of 3.5% from Liberal Democrat to Conservative

Droitwich West (Con defence) on Wychavon
Result: Conservative 281 (42% -2%), Labour 161 (24% +3%), United Kingdom Independence Party 132 (20%, unchanged), Liberal Democrat 97 (14% -1%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 120 (18%) on a swing of 2.5% from Conservative to Labour

Summary for July 2016
Labour 12,230 votes (30% +3% on last time) winning 8 seats (-2)
Conservatives 10,305 votes (26% -3% on last time) winning 10 seats (-2)
Liberal Democrats 8,981 votes (22% +11% on last time) winning 9 seats (+7)
Green Party 2,571 votes (6% +1% on last time) winning 0 seats
United Kingdom Independence Party 2,480 votes (6% -5% on last time) winning 1 seat (-1)
Independents 1,919 votes (5% -6% on last time) winning 2 seats (-2)
Plaid Cymru 1,043 votes (3% +1% on last time) winning 2 seats
Other Parties 662 votes (2% -1% on last time) winning 0 seats

* change on last time equals difference between total vote at by-elections and average vote at the last elections

Seats CHANGING HANDS in July 2016
Liberal Democrats GAIN Newquay, Treviglas on Cornwall from United Kingdom Independence Party
Liberal Democrats GAIN St. Teath and St. Breward on Cornwall from Independents
Liberal Democrats GAIN Astley on North Norfolk from Conservatives
Conservatives GAIN Bryam and Brotherton on Selby from Labour
Liberal Democrats GAIN Trowbridge, Grove on Wiltshire from Independents
Liberal Democrats GAIN Westone on Northampton from Conservatives
Liberal Democrats GAIN Totnes on South Hams from Labour
Liberal Democrats GAIN Newlyn and Goonhaven on Cornwall from Conservatives

Local By-election Summary since General Election 2015
Labour 158,769 votes (29% unchanged on last time) winning 88 seats (+3) from 256 candidates (+12)
Conservatives 142,488 votes (26% -2% on last time) winning 100 seats (-15) from 281 candidates (+17)
Liberal Democrats 71,159 votes (13% +3% on last time) winning 40 seats (+13) from 215 candidates (+37)
Scottish National Party 50,106 votes (9% +5% on last time) winning 26 seats (+3) from 31 candidates (-2)
United Kingdom Independence Party 45,297 votes (8% -3% on last time) winning 8 seats (-6) from 197 candidates (+57)
Green Party 29,967 votes (6% -1% on last time) winning 4 seats (+1) from 152 candidates (+26)
Independents 21,207 votes (4% -1% on last time) winning 14 seats (unchanged) fielding candidates in 86 wards (+2)
Plaid Cymru 5,765 votes (1.07% +0.46% on last time) winning 6 seats (+1) from 20 candidates (+7)
Other Parties 15,861 votes (3% -1% on last time) winning 10 seats (+1) fielding candidates in 74 wards (+1)



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Harry Hayfield’s local elections report: What’s happened so far this week & tonight’s preview

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Two good performances already for the Lib Dems

RESULT July 26
The Hangers and Forest (Con defence) on East Hampshire
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 42, Liberal Democrats 2 (Conservative majority of 40)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Conservative 983 (69%), Independent 257 (18%), Labour 184 (13%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 37,346 (51%) LEAVE 36,576 (49%) on a turnout of 82%
Candidates duly nominated: Keith Budden (Con), Don Jerrard (Justice and Anti Corruption), Roger Mullenger (Lib Dem), Neil Ownsett (Lab)
Result: Conservative 236 (45% -24%), Liberal Democrat 227 (44%, no candidate in 2015), Justice and Anti Corruption 41 (8%, no candidate in 2015), Labour 17 (3% -10%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 9 (1%) on a notional swing of 34% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat

RESULT July 27
Totnes (Lab defence) R on South Hams
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 25, Green Party 3, Liberal Democrats 2, Labour 1 (Conservative majority of 19)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Green Party 2,215 E, 1,839 E (33%)
Labour 1,265 E, 1,111, 928 (19%)
Liberal Democrats 1,150 (17%)
Conservative 1,137, 815, 754 (17%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 693 (10%)
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 349 (5%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 29,308 (53%) LEAVE 26,142 (47%) on a turnout of 80%
Candidates duly nominated: Andrew Barrand (Con), John Birch (Lib Dem), Alex Mockridge (Ind), Alan White (Green)
Result: Liberal Democrat 812 (44% +27%), Green Party 499 (27% -6%), Independent 391 (21%, no candidate at last election), Conservative 137 (7% -10%)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Labour with a majority of 313 (17%) on a notional swing of 23% from Labour to Liberal Democrat

July 28th
Newlyn and Goonhavern (Con defence) on Cornwall
Result of council at last election (2013): Independents 37, Liberal Democrats 36, Conservatives 31, Labour 8, United Kingdom Independence Party 6, Mebyon Kernow 4, Green Party 1 (No Overall Control, Independents short by 25)
Result of ward at last election (2013): Conservative 555 (46%), Mebyon Kernow 529 (44%), Labour 118 (10%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 140,540 (43%) LEAVE 182,665 (57%) on a turnout of 77%
Candidates duly nominated: Paul Charlesworth (Con), Vicky Crowther (Lab), Rob Thomas (Ind), Rod Toms (Mebyon Kernow), James Tucker (Ind), Maggie Vale (Lib Dem), Kenneth Yeo (Ind)

Harringay (Lab defence) on Haringey
Result of council at last election (2014): Labour 48, Liberal Democrats 9 (Labour majority of 39)
Result of ward at last election (2014) : Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 1,683, 1,395, 1,372 (43%)
Liberal Democrats 1,182, 1,139, 878 (30%)
Green Party 657, 572, 558 (17%)
Conservatives 219, 212, 200 (6%)
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 219, 165, 132 (6%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 79,991 (76%) LEAVE 25,855 (24%) on a turnout of 71%
Candidates duly nominated: Karen Alexander (Lib Dem), Zena Brabazon (Lab), Cansoy Elmaz (Con), Jarelle Francis (Green), Neville Watson (UKIP)

St Julian’s (Lib Dem defence) on Newport
Result of council at last election (2012): Labour 37, Conservatives 10, Independents 2, Liberal Democrat 1 (Labour majority of 24)
Result of ward at last election (2012) : Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 1,020, 981, 957 (46%)
Liberal Democrats 958, 873, 863 (42%)
Conservatives 299, 266, 243 (13%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 32,413 (44%) LEAVE 41,236 (56%) on a turnout of 70%
Candidates duly nominated: Carol Bader (Con), Andrew Byers (UKIP), Phil Hourahine (Lab), Chris Priest (Plaid), Carmel Townsend (Lib Dem), Mirka Virtanen (Green)

Carshalton Central (Lib Dem defence) on Sutton
Result of council at last election (2014): Liberal Democrats 45, Conservatives 9 (Liberal Democrat majority of 36)
Result of ward at last election (2014) : Emboldened denotes elected
Liberal Democrats 1,634, 1,469, 1,460 (38%)
Conservatives 1,077, 989, 974 (25%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 671 (16%)
Labour 393, 384, 351 (9%)
Green Party 324, 309, 205 (8%)
Christian People’s Alliance 90 (2%)
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 74 (2%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 49,319 (46%) LEAVE 57,241 (54%) on a turnout of 76%
Candidates duly nominated: Ashley Dickenson (Christian Peoples Alliance), Sarah Gwynn (Lab), Ross Hemingway (Green), Bill Main-Ian (UKIP), Melissa Pearce (Con), Chris Williams (Lib Dem)

Droitwich West (Con defence) on Wychavon
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 39, Liberal Democrats 5, United Kingdom Independence Party 1 (Conservative majority of 33)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives 1,587, 1,201 (44%)
Labour 775 (21%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 724 (20%)
Liberal Democrat 534 (15%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 32,188 (42%) LEAVE 44,201 (58%) on a turnout of 81%
Candidates duly nominated: George Duffy (Con), Alan Humphries (Lab), Adrian Key (Lib Dem), Andy Morgan (UKIP)



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After a week of big national developments we’ve ten local by-elections

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Exmouth, Littleham (Con defence) and Honiton, St. Michael’s (Con defence) on East Devon
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 37, Independents 16, Liberal Democrats 6 (Conservative majority of 17)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 40,743 (46%) LEAVE 48,040 (54%) on a turnout of 79%

Result of wards at last election (2015)
Exmouth, Littleham: Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives 1,667 E, 1,636 E, 1,489 E (26%)
Independent 1,224 (19%)
Liberal Democrat 1,170 (19%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 1,164 (18%)
Green Party 1,102 (17%)
Candidates duly nominated: Bruce De Saram (Con), Keith Edwards (Lab), Alex Sadiq (Lib Dem)

Honiton, St. Michael’s: Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives 1,400 E, 1,390 E, 1,304 E (49%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 734, 636, 599 (26%)
Independents 723, 690 (25%)
Candidates duly nominated: Ashley Alder (UKIP), Henry Brown (Lab), Jenny Brown (Con), John Taylor (East Devon Independents)

Waunfawr (Plaid defence) on Gwynedd
Result of council at last election (2012): Plaid Cymru 37, Independents 19, Llais Gwynedd 13, Labour 4, Liberal Democrats 2 (No Overall Control, Plaid short by 1)
Result of ward at last election (2012): Plaid Cymru 388 (57%), Independent 290 (43%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 35,517 (58%) LEAVE 25,665 (42%) on a turnout of 72%
Candidates duly nominated: Edgar Owen (Plaid), Paul Scott (Lab)

Hackney Central (Lab defence) on Hackney
Result of council at last election (2014): Labour 50, Conservatives 4, Liberal Democrats 3 (Labour majority of 43)
Result of ward at last election (2014): Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 2,094, 2,082, 1,916 (64%)
Green Party 751, 738, 717 (23%)
Liberal Democrats 240, 202 (7%)
Conservatives 190, 184, 167 (6%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 83,398 (78%) LEAVE 22,868 (22%) on a turnout of 65%
Candidates duly nominated: Sophie Conway (Lab), Russell French (Lib Dem), Mustafa Korel (Ind), Siobhan MacMahon (Green), Christopher Sills (Con)

Chorley Rural North (Con defence) on Lancashire
Result of council at last election (2013): Labour 39, Conservatives 35, Liberal Democrats 6, Independents 3, Green Party 1 (No Overall Control, Labour short by 4)
Result of ward at last election (2013): Conservative 1,525 (41%), Labour 1,402 (38%), United Kingdom Independence Party 642 (17%), Liberal Democrat 140 (4%)
Referendum Result (Lancashire County): REMAIN 316,975 (41%) LEAVE 456,763 (59%) on a turnout of 71%
Candidates duly nominated: Alan Cullens (Con), Stephen Fenn (Lib Dem), Yvonne Hargreaves (Lab), Christopher Stuart (UKIP)

Bellingham (Lab defence) on Lewisham
Result of council at last election (2014): Labour 53, Green Party 1 (Labour majority of 52)
Result of ward at last election (2014): Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 1,819, 1,690, 1,505 (54%)
People Before Profit 451 (13%)
Conservatives 432, 403, 366 (13%)
Green Party 329, 273, 241 (10%)
Liberal Democrats 194, 151, 142 (6%)
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 144 (4%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 86,955 (70%) LEAVE 37,518 (30%) on a turnout of 63%
Candidates duly nominated: Ross Archer (Con), David Hamilton (People Before Profit), Sue Hordijenko (Lab), Edwin Smith (UKIP), Ed Veasey (Lib Dem)

Balderton South (Con defence) on Newark and Sherwood
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 24, Labour 12, Independents 3 (Conservative majority of 9)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives 1,265, 1,207 (57%)
Labour 956 (43%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 26,571 (40%) LEAVE 40,516 (60%) on a turnout of 77%
Candidates duly nominated: Lydia Hurst (Con), Marylyn Rayner (Lib Dem)

Westone (Con defence) R on Northampton
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 26, Labour 17, Liberal Democrats 2 (Conservative majority of 7)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Conservative 1,318 (56%), Labour 722 (31%), Liberal Democrat 315 (13%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 43,805 (42%) LEAVE 61,454 (58%) on a turnout of 73%
Candidates duly nominated: Toby Birch (Lab), Greg Lunn (Con), Brian Markham (Lib Dem)

Southcote (Lab defence) on Reading
Result of council at last election (2016): Labour 31, Conservatives 10, Green Party 3, Liberal Democrats 2 (Labour majority of 16)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Labour 1,802 (43%), Conservative 1,476 (35%), United Kingdom Independence Party 576 (14%), Green Party 187 (4%). Liberal Democrat 179 (4%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 43,385 (58%) LEAVE 31,382 (42%) on a turnout of 73%
Candidates duly nominated: Jason Brock (Lab), Mark Cole (Lib Dem), Alan Lockey (Green), Russell Martin (Con)

Warlingham West (Con defence) on Tandridge
Result of council at last election (2016): Conservatives 33, Liberal Democrats 7, Independents 2 (Conservative majority of 24)
Result of ward at last election (2014): Conservative 593 (52%), United Kingdom Independence Party 319 (28%), Liberal Democrat 238 (21%)
Referendum Result: REMAIN 24,251 (47%) LEAVE 27,169 (53%) on a turnout of 80%
Candidates duly nominated: Celia Caulcott (Lib Dem), Martin Haley (UKIP), Keith Prew (Con)

Compiled by Harry Hayfield



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LDs gain four seats in their best night of local by-elections for at least a decade

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Wibsey (Lab defence) on Bradford
Result: Labour 1,207 (51% +9%), United Kingdom Independence Party 655 (27% -12%), Conservative 451 (19% +5%), Liberal Democrat 70 (3% -2%)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 552 (24%) on a swing of 10.5% from UKIP to Lab

Newquay, Treviglas
Result: Liberal Democrat 486 (58% +33%), Conservative 210 (25% -2%), Labour 87 (10% -8%), Independent 58 (7%, no candidate in 2013)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from United Kingdom Independence Party with a majority of 276 (33%) on a swing of 17.5% from Con to Lib Dem

St. Teath and St. Breward
Result: Liberal Democrat 620 (45% +13%), Independent (Kitto) 242 (17%), Conservative 202 (15% -2%), Independent (Theobald) 181 (13%), Independent (Jones) 73 (5%)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Independent with a majority of 378 (28%)
Total Independent vote: 496 (36% -15%)
Swing of 14% from Independent to Liberal Democrat

Marchog
Result: Independent 211 (65% +7%), Labour 112 (35%)
Independent HOLD with a majority of 99 (30%) on no swing

Y Felinheli
Result: Plaid Cymru 614 (93%), Conservative 49 (7%)
Plaid Cymru HOLD with a majority of 565 (86%)

Barnsbury (Lab defence) on Islington
Result: Labour 1,192 (52% -4%), Liberal Democrat 409 (18% +7%), Conservative 367 (16% -3%), Green 302 (13% +1%), Independent 40 (2%, no candidate in 2014)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 783 (34%) on a swing of 5.5% from Lab to Lib Dem

Forest Gate North (Lab defence) on Newham
Result: Labour 1,150 (53% -5%), Green 681 (31% +17%), Conservative 301 (14% unchanged), Liberal Democrat 87 (3% -2%)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 469 (22%) on a swing of 11% from Lab to Green

Astley (Con defence) on North Norfolk
Result: Liberal Democrat 319 (41%, no candidate in 2015), Conservative 198 (25% -31%), United Kingdom Independence Party 133 (17%, no candidate in 2015), Green Party 81 (10% -16%), Labour 51 (7% -11%)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative with a majority of 121 (16%)

Bryam and Brotherton (Lab defence) on Selby
Result: Conservative 251 (44% +11%), Labour 224 (40% -4%), Yorkshire First 91 (16%, no candidate in 2015)
Conservative GAIN from Labour with a majority of 27 (4%) on a swing of 7.5% from Lab to Con

Trowbridge, Grove (Ind defence) on Wiltshire
Result: Liberal Democrat 421 (46% +32%), Conservative 196 (21%, no candidate in 2013), United Kingdom Independence Party 123 (13%, no candidate in 2013), Labour 77 (8%, no candidate in 2013), Independent 74 (8%), Green Party 27 (3%, no candidate in 2013)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Independent with a majority of 225 (25%)

Compiled by Harry Hayfield