14 wards were contested in yesterday’s by elections around the UK. Labour had a great night of results:

  • Skerton West (Lancs) – Labour hold with 24.5 point increase
  • Fortissat (N Lanarkshire) – Labour gain from Tories with 2 point increase
  • Ely South (East Cambs) – Lib Dem gain from Tories, Labour up 6.5 points
  • Eye, Thorney & Newborough (Peterborough) – Tories hold, Labour up 15.2 points
  • Cardonald (Glasgow) – Labour hold, up 10.1 points
  • South Norwood (Croydon) – Labour hold, up 7.9 points
  • St John (Suffolk) – Labour hold, up 5.3 points
  • Sudbury South (Babergh) – Labour gain from Tories with 16.3 point increase
  • Hednesford Green Heath (Cannock Chase) – Labour gain from Tories with 11.1 point increase
  • Hednesford South (Cannock Chase) – Green gain from Tories, Labour down 13.2 points
  • Golden Valley South (Herefordshire) – Indie gain from Tories, Labour up 9.6 points
  • Ouse Valley & Ringmer (Lewes) – Green gain from Tories, Labour down 4.4 points
  • Shrub End (Colchester) – Tories gain from Lib Dems, Labour up 20.5 points
  • Hednesford & Rawnsley (Staffs) – Tories hold, Labour up 4.2 points

Breaking that down we can see that Labour’s vote share increased in 12 of the 14 wards contested; winning in 7 wards, holding all previous seats held and taking 3 seats from the Tories.

  • Labour: Held 4, Gained 3, Lost 0
  • Tories: Held 2, Gained 1, Lost 7
  • Lib Dems: Held 0, Gained 1, Lost 1
  • Green: Held 0, Gained 2, Lost 0
  • Independent: Held 0, Gained 1, Lost 0
  • UKIP: Irrelevant

Full details (save for Golden Valley South for some reason) can be found on the Labour List website, here.

 

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