Friday 13 March 2020

COUNCIL BY-ELECTIONS 12.03.20

There were four by-elections last night, three in England and one in Scotland.  It was a good night for the Lib Dems with one hold and one gain.  The Tories lost a seat in Kent to the Ashford Independents and had mixed results elsewhere.  Labour only contested two of the elections and their share of the vote was down in both.

Park Farm North, Ashford Borough Council

Ind: 247 (60.2%) New
Con: 115 (28.0%) -33.4%
Lab: 29 (7.1%) -12.8%
Green: 11 (2.7%) New
Lib Dem: 8 (2.0%) -16.7%

Ind GAIN from Con

Eilean a' Cheò, Highland Council

Ind: 911 (28.5%) New
SNP: 874 (27.3%) +8.6%
Lib Dem: 698 (21.8%) +19.9%
Green: 357 (11.2%) New
Con: 314 (9.8%) +3.4%
Ind: 45 (1.4%) New

Ind GAIN from Ind

Parrett, South Somerset District Council

Lib Dem: 387 (52.0%) -12.5%
Con: 162 (21.8%) -13.7%
Ind: 160 (21.5%) +21.5%
Green: 35 (4.7%) New

Lib Dem HOLD

Welford-on-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Lib Dem: 472 (43.6%) New
Con: 323 (29.9%) +8.7%
Ind: 231 (21.3%) New
Lab: 41 (3.8%) -1.5%
Green: 15 (1.4%) -7.1%

Lib Dem GAIN from Ind