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The LDs winning streak continues in the latest round of local elections – now 7 gains in July

July 29th, 2016

Harry Hayfield’s round-up contests in principal auhorities

Newlyn and Goonhavern (Con defence) on Cornwall
Result: Liberal Democrat 247 (24%, no candidate in 2013), Conservative 234 (23% -23%), Yeo (Independent) 163 (16%), Mebyon Kernow 161 (16% -28%), Labour 77 (8% -2%), Tucker (Independent) 75 (7%), Thomas (Independent) 54 (5%)
Total Independent vote: 292 (29%, no candidates in 2012)
Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative with a majority of 13 (1%) on a notional swing of 23.5% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat

Harringay (Lab defence) on Haringey
Result: Labour 1,054 (46% +3%), Liberal Democrat 765 (33% +3%), Green Party 325 (14% -3%), Conservative 99 (4% -2%), United Kingdom Independence Party 36 (2%, no candidate in 2014)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 289 (13%) on no swing between Labour and Liberal Democrats

St Julian’s (Lib Dem defence) on Newport
Result: Liberal Democrat 948 (54% +12%), Labour 432 (24% -22%), United Kingdom Independence Party 156 (9%, no candidate in 2012), Conservative 135 (8% -5%), Plaid Cymru 71 (4%, no candidate in 2012), Green Party 25 (1%, no candidate in 2012)
Liberal Democrat HOLD with a majority of 516 (30%) on a swing of 17% from Labour to Liberal Democrat

Carshalton Central (Lib Dem defence) on Sutton
Result: Liberal Democrat 1,250 (43% +5%), Conservative 1,061 (37% +12%), Green Party 211 (7% -1%), Labour 176 (6% -3%), United Kingdom Independence Party 150 (5% -11%), Christian People’s Alliance 29 (1% -1%)
Liberal Democrat HOLD with a majority of 189 (6%) on a swing of 3.5% from Liberal Democrat to Conservative

Droitwich West (Con defence) on Wychavon
Result: Conservative 281 (42% -2%), Labour 161 (24% +3%), United Kingdom Independence Party 132 (20%, unchanged), Liberal Democrat 97 (14% -1%)
Conservative HOLD with a majority of 120 (18%) on a swing of 2.5% from Conservative to Labour

Summary for July 2016
Labour 12,230 votes (30% +3% on last time) winning 8 seats (-2)
Conservatives 10,305 votes (26% -3% on last time) winning 10 seats (-2)
Liberal Democrats 8,981 votes (22% +11% on last time) winning 9 seats (+7)
Green Party 2,571 votes (6% +1% on last time) winning 0 seats
United Kingdom Independence Party 2,480 votes (6% -5% on last time) winning 1 seat (-1)
Independents 1,919 votes (5% -6% on last time) winning 2 seats (-2)
Plaid Cymru 1,043 votes (3% +1% on last time) winning 2 seats
Other Parties 662 votes (2% -1% on last time) winning 0 seats

* change on last time equals difference between total vote at by-elections and average vote at the last elections

Seats CHANGING HANDS in July 2016
Liberal Democrats GAIN Newquay, Treviglas on Cornwall from United Kingdom Independence Party
Liberal Democrats GAIN St. Teath and St. Breward on Cornwall from Independents
Liberal Democrats GAIN Astley on North Norfolk from Conservatives
Conservatives GAIN Bryam and Brotherton on Selby from Labour
Liberal Democrats GAIN Trowbridge, Grove on Wiltshire from Independents
Liberal Democrats GAIN Westone on Northampton from Conservatives
Liberal Democrats GAIN Totnes on South Hams from Labour
Liberal Democrats GAIN Newlyn and Goonhaven on Cornwall from Conservatives

Local By-election Summary since General Election 2015
Labour 158,769 votes (29% unchanged on last time) winning 88 seats (+3) from 256 candidates (+12)
Conservatives 142,488 votes (26% -2% on last time) winning 100 seats (-15) from 281 candidates (+17)
Liberal Democrats 71,159 votes (13% +3% on last time) winning 40 seats (+13) from 215 candidates (+37)
Scottish National Party 50,106 votes (9% +5% on last time) winning 26 seats (+3) from 31 candidates (-2)
United Kingdom Independence Party 45,297 votes (8% -3% on last time) winning 8 seats (-6) from 197 candidates (+57)
Green Party 29,967 votes (6% -1% on last time) winning 4 seats (+1) from 152 candidates (+26)
Independents 21,207 votes (4% -1% on last time) winning 14 seats (unchanged) fielding candidates in 86 wards (+2)
Plaid Cymru 5,765 votes (1.07% +0.46% on last time) winning 6 seats (+1) from 20 candidates (+7)
Other Parties 15,861 votes (3% -1% on last time) winning 10 seats (+1) fielding candidates in 74 wards (+1)