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By elections; Leicester, Oldham, Rotherham, Somerset

By elections where left of Labour candidate are running only; 

Leicester, Abbey ward – May 9th

  • Tessa Warrington, Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts. Twitter account, local websiteLeaflets.
  • If anyone can help with the campaign, contact her agent Steve Score on 07737978057.

Oldham, Alexandra ward – May 9th

Rotherham, Rawmarsh ward – May 16th

Somerset, Coker ward – May 16th

Edinburgh,  Liberton/Gilmerton ward – June 20th

  • Alys Mumford, Scottish Green Party about her.
  • Phil Hunt, Pirate Party, website.


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7 Responses to By elections; Leicester, Oldham, Rotherham, Somerset

  1. Leicester Abbey Ward result:

    Vijay Singh Riyait (Labour) 1,190 48.0%
    Dipak Joshi (Conservative) 562 22.7%
    Terry McGreal (Independent) 352 14.2%
    John Robert Taylor (Liberal Democrat Focus) 212 8.5%
    Tessa Alison Warrington (Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts) 165 6.7%

    The independent was a property developer standing against traveller sites. In the three other by-elections, UKIP won a seat from the Tories in Thanet and came second to Labour in two multi-ethnic inner city wards in Oldham and Barking & Dagenham.

  2. Nick says:

    By election to Scottish Parliament, there’s a Green candidate, don’t know if there will be a socialist candidate of any variety. Will also be interesting to see if UKIP have any traction at all in Scotland, especially following Farage’s spot of bother in Edinburgh yesterday.,_2013

  3. TUSC got 24 votes in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Walkergate ward by-election yesterday, down from the 102 won by the CPB in the same ward in May 2012. Labour vote declined by 24% and UKIP came from nowhere to come second with 668 (27.2%).

  4. TUSC got 30 votes 1.7% in a safe Labour ward in a Salford council by-election yesterday – Weaste & Seedley ward.

    BNP got 74 and Greens 80. Labour vote declined by 10% to 785 (44.4%) and UKIP came from nowhere to take second place with 401 votes 22.7%. LibDems collapsed but Tory vote actually held up, indicating that UKIP may have taken a fair proportion of Labour votes but also BNP and LibDem votes. No doubt TUSC will claim they were ‘squeezed’ by the protest vote all going to UKIP, but it’s beginning to turn into a pattern in by-elections urban areas recently.

  5. TUSC came last with 22 votes (0.8%) in Plymouth Southway. Labour won the seat, but UKIP came second with 26.5% pushing the Tories into third place in a seat they have won in the past. I don’t know how much longer the line that ‘TUSC was squeezed by a UKIP protest vote’ can be used to excuse lamentable and non-serious performances.

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