Friday, November 22, 2013

Interesting factoids

From this twitter feed.

London by-elections since 2010: Holds - Lab 32, Con 26, LD 6. Causes of by-elections: death 19, resignation 49, disqualification 5.

London by-election gains since 2010: Lab 3 in Barnet, Islington, Lewisham ; Con 1 in Kingston ; LD 1 in K&C ; UKI 1 in Havering, Ind 2

Next weeks by-election in Vassall ward in LB Lambeth will be the 73rd and last since the 2010 London Borough elections. Only 8 saw gains.

Clearly people don't change their minds readilly. But when they do, they can move mountains.

1 comment:

Londonsocialist said...

There was in fact a by-election in Vassall ward in 2008, which was a LD gain from Labour.

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=45&RPID=0

But I doubt if it will happen again this time even though the LDs seem to think it could.