Updated council by-elections: Labour holds five seats as UKIP slide continues

20th October, 2017 8:38 am

Labour held five heartland seats in last night’s council by-elections.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party retained five wards in Nottingham, Lincoln and Wigan on a day of eight votes.

The Tories held seats in the commuter belt of Epping Forest in Essex and in the Kent coastal town of Gravesend, where the council is known as Gravesham.


Meopham North (Gravesham)

Conservative hold.

Conservative : 64.0 per cent  (+6.7)

Lib Dems: 17.0 per cent  (+17.0)

Labour: 13.8 per cent  (-7.0)

UKIP: 5.2 per cent  (-16.7)


Basford (Nottingham)

Labour hold

Labour: 68.2 per cent (+21.4)

Conservatie: 19.7 per cent (-1.1)

UKIP: 5.8 per cent (-11.0)

Greens: 3.9 per cent (-8.8)

Lib Dems: 2.4 per cent (+2.4)


Bulwell Forest (Nottingham)

Labour hold

Labour: 54.5 per cent (+8.2)

Conservative: 37.1 per cent (+17.3)

UKIP: 5.3 per cent (-14.7)

Greens: 2.0 per cent (-5.6)

Lib Dems: 1.2 per cent (-3.1)


Bestwood (Nottingham) 

Labour hold

Labour: 65.1 per cent (+9.5)

UKIP: 14.2 per cent (-7.7)

Conservative: 14.0 per cent (-1.8)

Lib Dems: 2.7 per cent (+2.7)

Greens: 2.4 per cent (-4.3)

BPE: 1.6 per cent (+1.6)


Carholme (Lincoln)

Labour hold

Labour: 63.4 per cent (+6.3).

Conservative: 25.3 per cent (+5.2)

Greens: 5.7 per cent (-8.5)

Lib Dems: 5.6 per cent (-2.9)


Seaton (Hartlepool)

Putting Hartlepool First (PHF) gain from independent

PHF: 31.6 per cent (+31.6)

Independent: 28.3 per cent (+28.3)

Labour: 18.3 per cent (-4.9)

Conservative: 12.0 per cent (-0.9)

UKIP: 9.9 per cent(-13.8)


Astley Mosley Common (Wigan)

Labour hold

Labour: 46.0 per cent (-5.3)

Conservative: 35.9 per cent (+11.4)

UKIP: 11.0 per cent (-13.2)

Lib Dems: 4.3 per cent (+4.3)

Greens: 2.7 per cent (+2.7)


Lower Sheering (Epping Forest)

Conservative hold

Conservative: 80.9 per cent (+11.0)

Lib Dems: 19.1 per cent (+19.1)

No Labour (-30.1) as previously.

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