Kensington by-election swings to Labour
Friday 07 October 2011
Labour edged up in the latest council by-elections during Tories' conference week.
The party's vote share rose in two of the three contests.
In its best result, at Norland in London's Kensington and Chelsea Borough, Labour slashed Conservatives' majority from more than 1,000 in last year's polls - on the same day as the general election - to 237.
Against the trend there was a small net shift since May to Tories at Lower Stoke, Coventry City.
Coventry City - Lower Stoke: Lab 1366, C 563, Socialist 254, BNP 149, Green 114, Lib Dem 79. (May 2011 - Lab 2608, C 1018, Green 353, Socialist 291, BNP 261). Lab hold. Swing 1.6% Lab to C.
Kensington and Chelsea London Borough - Norland: C 675, Lab 438, Lib Dem 358, Ukip 69. (May 2010 - Three seats C 1864, 1804, 1654, Lab 787, 722, Lib Dem 714, 693, Lab 681, Lib Dem 534). C hold. Swing 8.8% C to Lab.
Watford Borough - Vicarage: Lab 917, Lib Dem 403, Ind 190, Ind 129, C 95. (May 2011 - Lab 1259, Lib Dem 691, C 231, Ind 204, Green 127). Lab hold. Swing 3.7% Lib Dem to Lab.
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