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Local By-Election Results : September 24th 2015

September 26th, 2015

Loddon on Norfolk (Con defence)
Result of council at last election (2013): Conservatives 40, United Kingdom Independence Party 15, Labour 14, Liberal Democrats 10, Green 4, Independent 1 (No Overall Control, Conservatives short by 3)
Result of ward at last election (2013): Conservatives 2,001 (64%), UKIP 594 (19%), Labour 383 (12%), Liberal Democrats 163 (5%)

Result: Conserrvatives 1,094 (57% -7%), Labour 357 (19% +7%), Liberal Democrats 235 (12% +7%), UKIP 233 (12% -7%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 737 (38%) on a swing of 7% from Conservative to Labour

Chedgrave and Thurton on South Norfolk (Con defence)
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 40, Liberal Democrats 6 (Conservative majority of 34)
Result of ward at last election (2014): Conservatives 688 (46%), Labour 299 (20%), UKIP 243 (16%), Liberal Democrats 129 (9%)

Result: Conservatives 260 (53% +7%), Labour 93 (19% -1%), Liberal Democrats 69 (14% +5%), UKIP 64 (13% -3%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 167 (34%) on a swing of 4% from Labour to Conservative

Derwent Valley on Derbyshire (Con defence)
Result of council at last election (2013): Labour 43, Conservatives 18, Liberal Democrats 3 (Labour majority of 22)
Result of ward at last election (2013): Conservatives 1,674 (43%), UKIP 944 (24%), Labour 904 (23%), Liberal Democrats 387 (10%)

Result: Conservatives 1,107 (51% +8%), Labour 466 (21% -2%), Liberal Democrats 314 (14% +4%), UKIP 285 (13% -11%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 641 (30%) on a swing of 5% from Labour to Conservative

Pontefract North on Wakefield (Lab defence)
Result of council at last election (2015): Labour 54, Conservatives 6, United Kingdom Independence Party 2, Independent 1 (Labour majority of 45)
Result of ward at last election (2014): Labour 1,649 (48%), Independent 769 (22%), Conservative 481 (14%), UKIP 368 (11%), Trade Unionist and Socialist 76 (2%)

Result: Labour 909 (48% unchanged), UKIP 453 (24% +13%), Conservatives 299 (16% +2%), Liberal Democrats 86 (5%, no candidate in 2014), Other Parties 148 (8%)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 456 (24%) on a swing of 6.5% from Labour to UKIP

Blakebrook and South Habberley on Wyre Forest (Con defence)
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 21, Independents 3, Labour 2, United Kingdom Independence Party 2, National Health Action 2, Liberal 1 (Conservative majority of 10)
Result of ward at last election : Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives 1,194 E, 1,232 E, 1,070 (28%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 833, 871, 699 (20%)
Labour 792, 790, 612 (18%)
National Health Action 669 (16%)
Green Party 206, 289, 481 (11%)
Liberal Democrats 211 (5%)
Trade Unionist and Socialists 68 (1%)

Result: Conservatives 595 (40% +12%), UKIP 252 (17% -3%), Labour 247 (17% -1%), Green 173 (12% +1%), National Health Action 167 (11% -5%), Liberal Democrats 54 (4% -1%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 343 (23%) on a swing of 7.5% from UKIP to Conservative

I apologise to people expecting a preview of these by-elections on Thursday, but as I explained to Mike, I was on holiday last week and the only internet connection I had was on my mobile phone (and even then the connection was not reliable) and therefore it was simply impossible to do a preview, so therefore now I have returned home normal service will be resumed on Thursday