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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Local Government

Council by-election results: Round-up Council by-election results: Round-up

Labour kept control of its traditional Barnsley Borough, South Yorkshire stronghold in the latest council by-elections by beating off a BNP challenge on a big swing.

Candidate Roy Butterwood boosted the majority at St Helens by 600.

But the far right had a near miss when Tories held on at Lincolnshire County Council's Boston North West division by just 16 votes.

Tory winner Andrea Jenkyns finally secured her seat after having to stand again when June's result was ruled invalid because of her part time job as a tutor with the council-run music service.

Liberal Democrats and Labour swapped seats in the only two contests to change hands.

At Northgate, Crawley Borough, West Sussex, Labour's Geraint Thomas won with Lib Dems dropping from first place to third.

But Liberal Democrat Chris Collis came from third place to gain at Heath Hayes and Wimblebury, Cannock Chase District, Staffordshire. The ward's other councillor, elected in 2008, is a Tory.

RESULTS:

Barnsley Borough - St Helens: Lab 1520, BNP 590, Barnsley Ind Group 171, Ukip 94, C 89, Lib Dem 78. (May 2008 - Lab 965, BNP 635, Ind 299, C 200). Lab hold. Swing 10.4% BNP to Lab.

Basingstoke and Deane - Chineham: C 898, Lib Dem 249, Ind 163, Lab 98, No description 18. (May 2008 - Three seats C 1212, Ind 1129, C 1013, 878, Lib Dem 271, 170, Lab 151). C hold. Swing 6.7% Lib Dem to C.

Bracknell Forest Borough - Hanworth: C 640, Lab 377, Lib Dem 206, Ukip 139, Green 77, BNP 70. (May 2007 - Three seats C 1296, 1198, 1177, Lab 616, 615, 423, Green 376). C hold. Swing 5.8% C to Lab.

Cannock Chase Borough - Heath Hayes and Wimblebury: Lib Dem 314, C 300, Lab 267, BNP 116, Ukip 51. (May 2008 - C 561, Lab 363, Lib Dem 300, Ind 186). Lib Dem gain from Lab. Swing 4.1% Lab to Lib Dem

Crawley Borough - Northgate: Lab 527, C 446, Lib Dem 230, Justice Party 13. (May 2007 - Lib Dem 538, Lab 288, C 210, English Democrats 112). Lab gain from Lib Dem. Swing 22.8% Lib Dem to Lab.

Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough - Town: C 970, Lib Dem 289, Lab 271. (May 2006 - Three seats C 1581, 1570, 1554, Lab 539, 462, 429, Lib Dem 406, 397, 368). C hold. Swing 1.9% C to Lib Dem.

Lincolnshire County - Boston North West: C 597, BNP 581, Lab 204, Lib Dem 160. (June 2009 - C 463, BNP 374, Boston By-pass Ind 283, Ind 279, Lab 205, Lib Dem 130, Ind 82). C hold. Swing 1.9% C to BNP.

North Norfolk District - The Runtons: C 524, Lib Dem 454, Lab 14, Green 14. (May 2007 - C 524, Lib Dem 521). C hold. Swing 3.4% Lib Dem to C.

Richmondshire District - Hipswell: C 144, Lib Dem 126, Ind 99. (May 2007
- Two seats C 246, Ind 240, Lib Dem 164, 141). C hold. Swing 4% C to Lib Dem.

Richmondshire District - Middleham: C 253, Lib Dem 43. (May 2007 - C 330, Lib Dem 107). C hold. Swing 10% Lib Dem to C.

South Ribble Borough - Leyland St Mary: C 709, Lab 237. (May 2007 - Two seats C 882, 804, Lab 243, 228, Lib Dem 160, 152). C hold. Swing 0.3% Lab to C.

Taunton Deane Borough - Lyngford: Lib Dem 523, C 274, Lab 164, Ukip 64.
(May 2007 - Three seats Lib Dem 623, 603, 561, C 392, Lab 386, C 380, 365, Lab 360, 356). Lib Dem hold. Swing 4% C to Lib Dem.

Analysis of nine comparable contests suggests a projected 11.3% nationwide lead for the Tories.

A calculation based on six wards fought both times by all three major parties gives a line-up of: C 44.4%, Lab 28.8%, Lib Dem 19.8%

 

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