Council by-election: Labour picks up seats on bumper night of votes

29th September, 2017 9:46 am

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Labour made two gains on a big night of council by-elections.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party picked up seats in Lancaster and Norfolk and held on to the other wards where it was defending, including in Tony Blair’s former constituency.

Overall Labour held four seats, including Trimdon and Thornley in Durham, as 12 contests took place.

The Tories held five seats in towns including St Edmundsbury, in Suffolk, and Harrogate, according to Britain Elects.


Trimdon and Thornley (Durham)

Labour hold

Labour: 65.34 per cent

Green: 1.65 per cent

Independent: 19.95 per cent

Con: 6.37 per cent

Lib Dems: 6.65 per cent


Nene Valley (Northampton)

Con hold

Conservative: 52.5 per cent (+10.1)

Labour: 22.4 per cent (+7.8)

Lib Dems: 19.2 per cent (+9.3)

Greens: 5.9 per cent (+5.9)


Eastfield (Northampton)

Labour hold

Labour: 50.5 per cent (+13.5)

Conservative: 29.5 per cent (-4.1)

Lib Dems: 20.0 per cent (+16.7)


Chedburgh (St Edmundsbury)

Con hold

Full results not yet available.


Hundon (St Edmundsbury)

Con hold

Full results not yet available.


Stretton (East Staffordshire)

Con hold

Conservative: 47.2 per cent (+2.1)

Independet: 28.2 per cent (+28.2)

Labour: 19.2 per cent (-0.4)

UKIP: 3.2 per cent (-24.4)

Lib Dems: 2.2 per cent (+2.2)


Washburn (Harrogate)

Con hold

Conservative: 75.3 per cent (+0.3)

Labour: 12.5 per cent (-0.9)

Greens: 8.4 per cent (+8.4)

Yorkshire: 3.9 per cent (+3.9)


Kingstone (Barnsley)

Labour hold

Labour: 57.5 per cent (-2.4)

Lib Dems: 19.2 per cent (+19.2)

Conservative: 8.8 per cent (-3.5)

Greens: 6.8 per cent (-4.1)

BNP: 5.8 per cent (-5.2)

Demos Direct Initiative Party: 1.9 per cent (+1.9)


Halton-with-Aughton (Lancaster)

Labour gain from independent

Labour: 27.4 per cent (+18.0)

Greens: 27.2 per cent (-0.9)

Conservative: 26.2 per cent (+2.0)

Lib Dems: 19.3 per cent (+19.3)


Toddbrook (Harlow)

Labour hold

Labour: 52.2 per cent (+13.6)

Tories: 36.1 per cent (+11.4)

UKIP: 7.3 per cent (-29.4)

Greens: 3.0 per cent (+3.0)

Lib Dems: 1.4 per cent (+1.4)


Thetford Priory (Breckland)

Labour gain

Labour 57.7 per cent (+28.8)

Conservative 29.5 per cent (-3.7)

UKIP 12.8 per cent (-24.3)


Tain and Easter Ross (Highland)

Independent gain (first prefs)

Independent 49.4 (+25.1)

SNP 23.9 per cent (-4.6)

Lib Dem 14.5 (-8.8)

Conservative 9.1 per cent (-10.1)

Labour 2.7 per cent (+2.7)

LBT 0.5 per cent (+0.5)

This story was edited to correct an error in the publication of vote shares from the Trimdon and Thornley ward.

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