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UKIP continues its run of losses in the latest round of council by-elections

August 21st, 2015

Farage’s party has lost all but one defence since May 7th

Witney North on West Oxfordshire (Independent, elected as Conservative, defence)
Result: Conservatives 264 (34% -9%), Liberal Democrats 201 (26% +14%), Green Party 136 (17% -11%), Labour 114 (15% -2%), United Kingdom Independence Party 64 (8%, no candidate in 2012)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 63 (8%) on a swing of 11.5% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat

Camborne, Pandarves on Cornwall (UKIP defence)
Result: Conservatives 325 (30% unchanged), Liberal Democrats 311 (29%, no candidate in 2013), Labour 220 (20% +1%), United Kingdom Independence Party 89 (8% -24%), Mebynon Kernow 85 (8% -12%), Green Party 31 (3%, no candidate in 2013), Independent 13 (1%, no candidate in 2013)
Conservative GAIN from United Kingdom Independence Party with a majority of 14 (1%) on a swing of 12% from UKIP to Conservative

Shotton and South Hetton on Durham (Lab defence)
Result: Labour 595 (53% +10%), The North Eastern Party 214 (19%, no candidate in 2013), United Kingdom Independence Party 131 (12%, no candidate in 2013), Liberal Democrats 107 (9%, no candidate in 2013), Conservatives 67 (6%, no candidate in 2013), Green Party 19 (2%, no candidate in 2013)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 381 (34%)

Results compiled by Harry Hayfield