Friday, May 01, 2009

Council by-election win in Tory target seat

Staple Tye ward, Harlow District Council

Thursday 30 April 2009

LD 604 (+ 48) 39.145% (+ 5.971%) John Strachan ELECTED
Con 544 (-304) 35.256% (-15.341%)
Lab 329 (+ 57) 21.322% (+ 5.093%)
UKIP 66 (+ 66) 4.277% (+ 4.277%)
Turnout 30% (-2.26%) 133 less valid votes

LIB DEM GAIN (from Con) - MAJ 60

Local activist Lorna Spenceley points to a massive drop in the Tory vote: a huge blow to the party in one of its very top national target parliamentary seats.

Also significant is the poor showing of UKIP.
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