Council by-elections: Labour holds three seats with huge vote share

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Labour held three council seats last night as the Tories gained one Midlands ward in the latest round of by-elections.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party retained seats in Charnwood in north Leicestershire and Tameside in Greater Manchester.

The Tories gained a ward in Herefordshire where a local county party saw their vote share plunge.

Meanwhile UKIP’s fortunes continued to decline as in every seat up for grabs they either saw a fall in their vote or did not even bother to field a candidate.


East Grinstead Imberhorne (Mid Sussex)

Conservative hold

Conservative 58.5 per cent (-2.0)

Lib Dems: 22.3 per cent (+22.3)

Labour 11.9 per cent (-8.7)

Independent 7.3 per cent (+7.3)

No UKIP (-18.8) as previously.


Kings Acre (Herefordshire)

Conservative gain from It’s Our County Party

Conservative: 38.5 per cent (+38.5)

Independent: 20.6 per cent (+20.6)

IOC: 19.9 per cent (-30.2)

Lib Dems: 11.5 per cent (-21.9)

Labour: 9.6 per cent (+9.6)


Ashbourne South (Derbyshire Dales)

Conservative hold

Conservative 46.2 per cent (-7.6)

Lib Dems: 31.2 per cent (+31.2)

Labour: 22.6 per cent (-1.9)

No Green (-21.7) as previously.


Loughborough Hastings (Charnwood)

Labour hold (x2)

Labour 63.1 per cent (+17.7)

Conservative: 21.3 per cent (-2.1)

UKIP: 8.9 per cent (-8.3)

Greens: 6.8 per cent (-7.3)


Droylsden East (Tameside) result:

Labour hold

Labour 60.3 per cent (+8.9)

Conservative: 32.7 per cent (+23.6)

Lib Dems: 3.6 per cent (+3.6)

Greens: 3.4 per cent (-2.5)

No UKIP (-33.6) as previously.


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