Updated council by-elections: Labour loses one seat to Tories but wins in the north

17th November, 2017 1:45 pm

Labour lost one council seat to the Tories and held several more on a night of 10 by-elections.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party relinquished a ward in Waveney in Suffolk, where they also retained one. It also held seats in Hartlepool and Darlington, as expected, but trailed in a distant third in the affluent semi-rural Cumbrian town of Penrith.

Votes were held in 10 seats last night. Overall Labour held three wards, the Tories five and the Lib Dems one while two results are still to be declared.

The UKIP vote picked up in Hartlepool after a dire run of recent results.


Penrith North (Eden)

Lib Dem hold

Lib Dem: 45.2 per cent (+2.3)

Conservatives: 31.2 per cent (-0.8)

Labour: 16.6 per cent (-8.5)

Greens: 7 per cent (+7)


Red Hall & Lingfield (Darlington)

Labour hold

Labour: 44.8 per cent (-1.9)

Conservatives: 41.4 per cent (+12.4)

Independent: 8.3 per cent (+8.3)

Greens: 3.6 per cent (-8.9)

Lib Dems: 2 per cent (-9.9)


Whaplode & Holbeach St John’s (South Holland)

Conservative hold

Conservative 78 per cent (+21.2)

Labour: 22 per cent (+22)

No UKIP (-43.3 per cent) as previously.


Victoria (Hartlepool) result:

Labour hold

Labour: 53.1 per cent (+10.7)

UKIP: 36 per cent (+12.7)

Conservative: 10.9 per cent (-0.7)

No PHF and Green as previously.


Sudbrooke (West Lindsey) 

Conservative hold

Conservative: 69.6 per cent (+0.6)

Labour: 30.4 per cent (+10.5)

No Lib Dem (-11.1 per cent) as previously.


Staining & Weeton (Fylde)

Conservative hold

Conservative: 73 per cent (+8.4)

Labour: 20.2 per cent (-15.1)

Lib Dems: 6.7 per cent (+6.7)


Kirkley (Waveney)

Labour hold

Labour: 47.8 per cent (+12.2)

Conservative: 27.7 per cent (+7.2)

Lib Dems: 10.7 per cent (+10.7)

UKIP: 10.0 per cent (-9.7)

Greens: 3.8 per cent (-5.1).


St Margaret’s (Waveney)

Conservative gain from Labour

Conservative: 41.7 per cent (+11.8)

Labour: 35.1 per cent (-1.3)

UKIP: 10.2 per cent (-15.8)

Lib Dems: 7.5 per cent (+7.5)

Greens: 5.6 per cent (-2.2)


Penn and Coleshill (Chiltern)

Conservative hold

Conservative: 80.6 per cent (-19.4)

Lib Dems: 19.4 per cent (+19.4)

Conservative elected unopposed previously.


Mowden (Darlington)

Conservative hold

Conservative: 60.9 per cent (+6.6)

Labour: 26.6 per cent (-10.4)

Lib Dems: 10.4 per cent (+10.4)

Greens: 2.1 per cent (-6.6)

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