BY-ELECTION WATCH: Another Poor Night For UKIP As They Fail To Defend Seat
There were three principal authority by-elections in the UK last night (Thursday), and once again it was not a good for UKIP. The party failed to even field a candidate in the seat that it was defending in Westexe Ward in Mid Devon. This let in the Tories for an easy gain:
Anthony Bush (CON) 279 (36.4%) +11.2
Gerald Luxton (IND) 179 (23.4%) +7.6
Alison Mitchell (LAB) 164 (21.4%) +11.5
David Whiteway (LD) 144 (18.8%) +18.8
Conservative GAIN From UKIP
In Bucklow-St. Martins Ward on Trafford Council we did at least field a candidate. It was a comfortable hold for Labour:-
Aidan Williams (LAB) 1050 (64.7%) +1.8
Sarah Marland (CON) 456 (28.1%) +0.2
Andy Beaumont (UKIP) 65 (4.0%) +4.0
Joseph Ryan (GRN) 33 (2.0%) -7.2
Simon Lepori (LD) 18 (1.1%) +1.1
Finally, the Tories lost a seat in Lyme Regis & Charmouth Ward on West Dorset Council:
IND 52.3% (+52.3)
CON 33.3% (-14.0)
LAB 14.4% (+14.4)
Independent GAIN From Conservative
Let’s hope for a change in fortunes sooner rather than later.
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.
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