Updated: Council by-elections: Labour retains heartland seats as UKIP sink

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Labour held five seats in council by-elections last night as the slide in the UKIP vote continued.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party, which has been buoyed by a series of strong national poll ratings, retained wards in Wakefield, Wyre in Lancashire, Warrington, Sheffield and Tamworth in Staffordshire.

The Tories lost a seat to the Lib Dems in Three Rivers in Hertfordshire and to an independent candidate in Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.

 

Hucknall North (Ashfield)

Ashfield Independent gain from Con

ASHI: 51.1 per cent (+51.1)

Labour: 24.2 per cent (-6.5)

Conservative: 20.4 per cent (-10.6)

UKIP: 2.5 per cent (-15.7)

Lib Dems: 1.8 per cent (+1.8)

 

Stanley & Outwood East (Wakefield)

Labour hold

Labour: 51.0 per cent (+2.4)

Conservative: 31.9 per cent (+7.3)

Lib Dems: 6.2 per cent (+2.3)

Yorkshire: 5.8 per cent (+5.8)

UKIP: 5.1 per cent (-16.4)

 

Rossall (Wyre)

Labour hold

Labour: 50.1 per cent (+16.4)

Conservative: 35.1 per cent (+8.9)

Independent: 14.8 per cent (+14.8)

No multiple independents (-19.6) and UKIP (-20.5).

 

Chapelford & Old Hall (Warrington)

Labour hold

Labour: 54.7 per cent (+9.8)

Conservative: 20.2 per cent (+2.3)

Lib Dems: 17.8 per cent (-3.2)

UKIP: 4.9 per cent (-5.1)

Greens: 2.5 per cent (-3.7)

 

Beighton (Sheffield) result:

Labour hold

Labour: 48.6 per cent (+5.2)

Lib Dems: 26.6 per cent (+21.0)

Conservative: 16.3 per cent (-0.8)

UKIP: 6.3 per cent (-19.2)

Greens: 2.2 per cent (-3.1)

 

Oxhey Hall & Harling (Three Rivers)

Lib Dem gain from Con

Lib Dems: 41.3 per cent (+18.5)

Conservatives: 28.3 per cent (-8.4)

Labour: 26.3 per cent (+4.4)

UKIP: 2.2 per cent (-16.4)

Greens: 1.9 per cent (+1.9)

 

Bolehall (Tamworth)

Labour hold

Labour: 53.4 per cent (+14.6)

Conservative 46.6 per cent (+11.1)

No UKIP (-20.8) and Green (-4.9) as previously.

 

Inverurie and District (Aberdeenshire)

Conservative hold

Conservative : 48.5% (+12.6)

SNP: 33.3 per cent (+5.7)

Lib Dems: 8.6 per cent (-3.2)

Labour: 8.0 per cent (+3.7)

Greens: 1.6 per cent (+1.6)

No independent (-20.4).

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