Friday 11 October 2019


There were three by-elections last night, all for borough councils in England.  It was a bad night in Hampshire for the Conservatives as they lost control of Basingstoke and Deane Council.  Labour, the Lib Dems and Greens all stood down from the crucial by-election and this handed victory to one of two independent candidates.  Meanwhile, in the other two contests Labour's poor vote share continued.  They held in Corby, but it is now more than two months and 24 council by-elections since the party recorded an increase in vote share.  No wonder they're scared of a general election!

Bramley & Sherfield, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council

Ind: 800 (57.2%) New
Con: 449 (32.1%) -24.1%
Ind: 150 (10.7%) New

Ind GAIN from Con

Beanfield, Corby Borough Council

Lab: 818 (56.0%) -5.1%
Con: 497 (34.0%) +17.4%
Lib Dem: 147 (10.1%) New


Tudor, Watford Borough Council

Lib Dem: 871 (55.4%) -5.6%
Con: 490 (31.2%) +13.1%
Lab: 210 (13.4%) -7.6%

Lib Dem HOLD