Friday, September 21, 2007

More Council Elections

6th Sept - via John Hemming, whose work on the Family Courts and child protection is becoming a must-read.

Bromley LBC, Crystal Palace
LD Tom Papworth 1051 (49.7; +2.5), Lab 537 (25.4; +1.5), Con 398 (18.8;
+3.5), Green 129 (6.1; -7.5).
Majority 514. Turnout 24.7%. LD hold. Last fought 2006.

City of York UA, Heworth Without
LD Nigel Ayre 914 (46.7; +11.0), Con 703 (35.9; -1.8), Lab 219 (11.2; -5.8),
BNP 63 (3.2; +3.2), Green 58 (3.0; -1.4), [Liberal (0.0; -5.2)].
Majority 211. Turnout 61.8%. LD gain from Con. Last fought 2007.



13th Sept - via John Hemming.

Brent LBC, Stonebridge
Lab 1432 (51.9 -1.6), LD S Wiltshire 864 (31.3 +16.2), Respect 237 (8.6
+8.6), Con 177 (6.4 -13.3), Green 51 (1.8 -5.2), [Ind (0.0 -4.7)]. Majority
568. Turnout 24.03. Lab hold. Last fought 2006.

Chelmsford BC, Broomfield and The Walthams
LD M Taylor 1198 (56.3 +38.1), Con 742 (34.9 -20.8), Lab 76 (3.6 -4.2), UKIP
57 (2.7 -5.7), Green 53 (2.5 -7.4). Majority 456. Turnout 35. LD gain Con.
Last fought 2007.

Conwy UA, Mochdre
Lab 303 (45.7 -6.2), PC 166 (25.0 -23.1), Con 159 (24.0 +24.0), BNP 35 (5.3
+5.3). Majority 137. Lab hold. Last fought 2004.

Lewisham LBC, Whitefoot
LD P Pattisson 986 (37.1 -3.0), Lab 901 (33.9 +7.2), Con 536 (20.2 +2.5),
Ind 95 (3.6 +3.6), UKIP 89, (3.3 -5.1), Green 52 (2.0 -5.2). Majority 85.
Turnout 28.2. LD hold. Last fought 2006.

Liverpool City MBC, Warbreck
Lab 1796 (55.2 +10.9), LD R Roberts 1024 (31.4 -13.8), BNP 136 (4.2 +4.2),
Ind 131 (4.0 +4.0), UKIP 52 (1.6 +1.6), Green 45 (1.4 +1.4), Con 40
(1.2 -3.2), Liverpool Lab Community Party 32 (1.0 +1.0), Liberal [0.0 -6.1].
Majority 772. Turnout 29.41. Lab gain LD. Last fought 2006.

Mendip DC, Glastonbury St Edmunds
Con 432 (55.4 +10.8), LD A Gloak 348 (44.6 -10.8). Majority 84. Con gain LD.
Last fought 2007.

Rossendale BC, Goodshaw
Lab 634 (59.5 +6.5), Con 300 (28.1 -18.9), BNP 80 (7.5 +7.5), LD 52 (4.9
+4.9). Majority 334. Turnout 33.77. Lab gain Con. Last fought 2006.

Rossendale BC, Irwell
Lab 379 (37.2 +5.2), Con 312 (30.6 -1.6), BNP 281 (27.5 +1.2), LD J Pilling
48 (4.7 -4.9). Majority 67. Turnout 27.04. Lab gain Con. Last fought 2007.

Rossendale BC, Whitewell
LD T Nuttall 606 (48.6 +11.9), Lab 399 (32.0 -5.7), Con 152 (12.2 -135),
BNP 91 (7.3 +7.3). Majority 207. Turnout 28.83. LD gain Con.

Tunbridge Wells DC, Pantiles & St Marks
Con 788 (59.8 -4.3), LD J Johnson 364 (27.6 +0.5), Lab 94 (7.1 +7.1), UKIP
71 (5.4 -3.4). Majority 424. Turnout 27.3. Con hold.

Wootton Bassett TC, North
LD J Stratton 433 (62.7), Ind 258 (37.3). Majority 175. Turnout 19.6. LD
gain Con.


None of the above could be seen as tremendous news for the Tories, to put it mildly.


19th Sept

There were a fair few contests last night - full update later. Those I know :

Worcester St Clements :
Labour 604; Conservative 478; BNP 166; Green 52; UKIP 122

Nuneaton Abbey :
Labour 807, BNP 457, Lib Dem 409, Conservatives 329, Green 115, Independent 10

Birmingham Brandwood, where'er that may be :
Labour 1998, Conservatives 1663, BNP 290; Lib Dem 285, Green 193, New Nationalist Party 25, Independent 157, UKIP 64


Copeland - (don't ask me - up Whitehaven way. Not a White Haven for the BNP anyway).
Jeanette Williams Labour 463
Brigid Whiteside Conservative 337
Bill Pugh BNP 245


Winner Jeanette Williams seems a little off message on that front :

Mrs Williams said afterwards: "I am delighted, and I look forward to serving the people who have elected me to the best of my ability. I didn't see the BNP as a threat, nor the Tories for that matter, their candidates were just ordinary people like me. I've spent time with both Brigid and Bill and I think they are perfectly nice people, I'm just glad that the public have had chance to vote and that the majority have voted for me. I'd also like to place on record my thanks to Copeland Council's staff, who have ensured that the evening has gone well and have worked hard all day."

The result was confirmed shortly before midnight and BNP candidate Bill Pugh said that, despite coming third, he was delighted with the result.

"I think I have been beaten by a worthy opponent in Councillor Williams, and I am more then happy with the result, especially considering that this was the first time the party has ever fought an election campaign in this borough. We had a figure in mind of about 100, and we have more then doubled that, largely through hard work and canvassing, so how can I not be pleased? I am just glad that the local people and the local press have given us a fair crack of the whip and not just been biased against us, and that we have been allowed to go through the democratic process. I'd like to thank The Whitehaven News for giving me a chance to have my say in a fair and balanced way."


Blimey. Let peace and love flow like a river.

1 comment:

Bert Rustle said...

Laban wrote ”... I didn't see the BNP as a threat, nor the Tories for that matter, their candidates were just ordinary people like me. I've spent time with both Brigid and Bill and I think they are perfectly nice people ...” ... BNP candidate Bill Pugh said ... "I think I have been beaten by a worthy opponent ... I am just glad that the local people and the local press have given us a fair crack of the whip and not just been biased against us, and that we have been allowed to go through the democratic process. I'd like to thank The Whitehaven News for giving me a chance to have my say in a fair and balanced way."

Could it be the absence of the following alleged shenanigans? Can anyone corroborate the following allegations, which are apparently absent from the drive-by media? According to the new BNP press spokesman Simon Darby here
Martin Roberts from Worcester rings this morning to inform me that once again he has caught a local Labour councillor putting out UAF leaflets. ... How long can this ridiculous state of affairs be allowed to go on?

and here ... our candidate ... inform[s] me that the left have been leafleting. Not that these particular left wingers have anything to do with this election of course, but disgracefully they are allowed to act with impunity. We recently visited the Electoral Commission to complain about outside interference and third party campaigning. They seemed very sympathetic at the time and promised to look into the matter, but odds are our visit will have been a waste of time.