Tory relief at Fazeley by-election result
Friday 31 May 2013
There was relief for Tories when they defended a marginal seat in the latest council by-elections after slumping in some other contests since the May 2 main polls.
They held on at Fazeley, Lichfield District, Staffordshire by 48 votes.
In the 2011 elections Labour won one of the other two seats in the ward which comes under the marginal Tamworth parliamentary constituency.
Tories fare much worse in a calculation based on a relatively small sample of seven comparable by-elections since May 2.
This suggests a projected 14.2% nationwide Labour lead over Conservatives.
A calculation based on four wards fought both times by all three major parties gives a line-up of: Lab 49.6%, C 27.9%, Lib Dem 7.5%.
It is not possible to include a projected figure for Ukip as there is not sufficient data yet from past elections.
Its average vote share in the five wards it contested is 29.1% compared with 23% in a BBC survey of the main polls
In only one of the by-elections - at Barking and Dagenham, east London - did it stand a candidate both times. Its vote share there rose by 13.5% compared with the previous poll on the same day as the 2010 general election.
Lichfield District - Fazeley: C 423, Lab 375. (May 2011 - C 758, 595, Lab 512, C 460). C hold. Swing 1.1% C to Lab.
- 1 Reyhaneh Jabbari: Iran due to execute woman for murder of her alleged attempted rapist
- 2 Sainsbury's '50p challenge' poster telling staff to encourage customers to spend more placed in shop window instead of staff room
- 3 Expert urges cat lovers to own just one animal each
- 4 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 5 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
Expert urges cat lovers to own just one animal each
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
Isis an hour away from Baghdad - with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
- < Previous
- Next >
Very Competitive Salary: Austen Lloyd: NORTH HAMPSHIRE NQ to MID LEVEL - An e...
Highly Attractive Pakage: Austen Lloyd: MANCHESTER - A highly attractive oppor...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager (Campaigns, Offlin...
£90000 - £135000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Head of Marketing (B2C, Acquisition...