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This week’s local by-election roundup

This week’s local by-election roundup

Local Government People

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Local Government People draws together details of this week's local by-election result and changes to councils' political compositions.

Local authority by-elections held Thursday 20th November 2014:

Medway Council – Peninsula – UKIP gain from Conservative

Gregory, Clive – Green – 314 votes (5.32%)
Irvine, Chris – UKIP – 2,850 votes (48.26%) ***elected***
Sams, Christopher – Liberal Democrat – 60 votes (1.02%)
Sands, Ron – Conservative – 1,965 votes (33.28%)
Tungate, Pete – Labour – 716 votes (12.12%)

Votes: 5,905 (not including spoiled ballots)
Spoiled Ballots: 23
Turnout: 54.87%
Majority: 885

By-election held due to defection and resignation of Conservative councillor Chris Irvine

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council - Bramhall South and Woodford – Conservative hold

McDonough, David – Green – 197 votes (5.04%)
McGahan, John – Conservative – 2,080 votes (53.18%) ***elected***
Meal, Jeremy – Liberal Democrat – 1,502 votes (38.4%)
Priestley, Kathryn – Labour – 132 votes (3.38%)

Votes: 3,911 (not including spoiled ballots)
Turnout: 39.52%
Majority: 578

By-election held due to resignation of Anita Johnson (Conservative) over ill health.

City and County of Swansea Council – Uplands – Independent gain from Labour

Allard, Josh – Conservative – 154 votes (7.53%)
Dwan, Pat – Independents @ Swansea – 158 votes (7.73%)
Fitter, Rhydian – Plaid Cymru – 104 votes (5.09%)
Griffiths, Fran – Labour – 533 votes (26.01%)
Job, Ronnie – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – 31 votes (1.52%)
May, Peter – Independent – 671 votes (32.81%) ***elected***
Thomas, Janet – Liberal Democrat – 215 votes (10.51%)
Wakeling, Ashley – Green – 179 votes (8.75%)

Votes: 2,045 (not including spoiled ballots)
Spoiled Ballots: 5
Majority: 138

By-election held due to resignation over continual non-attendance of Pearleen Sangha (Labour) at council meetings.

Political compositions of the local authorities concerned:

Medway Council: – Conservative 32, Labour 17, Liberal Democrat 3, Independent Conservative 1, UKIP 2 – Conservative control
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council: - Liberal Democrat 28, Labour 19, Conservative 10, Independent Ratepayers 3, Independent 2, Independent Labour 1 – Liberal Democrat Control
City and County of Swansea Council: – Labour 48, Liberal Democrat 12, Conservative 4, Independent 3, Independents@Swansea3, Non-aligned 1, People's Representative 1 – Labour control.

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