Ashford DC – Tenterden South Ward
Con 277 Ashford Ind 179, UKIP 72 , Lib Dem 40 , Lab 36
Con hold. Swing of 0.7% from Con to Ashford Ind
Corby DC – East Ward
Lab 1063, Con 252, BNP 141, LD 37.
Lab hold. Swing 6.6% from Con to Lab
Hammersmith & Fulham – Town Ward
Con 768, Lab 416, LD 331 (21.3%, -3.8), UKIP 39 (2.5%, +2.5).
Con hold. Swing of 7.6% from Con to Lab
East Hampshire DC – Horndean Downs Ward
Con 315, Lib Dem 274, Lab 73, UKIP 63
Con hold. Swing of 17.4% from Con to Lib Dem
Isle of Anglesey- Gwyngyll Division
Ind 378 UKIP 93
Ind gain from PC.
Isle of Anglesey Council – Llanbedrgoch Division
PC 182, Ind 92 + 92 (40.4%, -35.7), UKIP 89 (19.6%, +19.6).
PC gain from Independent. Swing of 26% from Ind to PC
Oxfordshire CC – Cowley & Littlemore Division
Lab 1606, Con 384, Green 330, Lib Dem 167
Lab hold. Swing of 15.9% from Con to Lab
Waltham Forest- Larkswood Ward
Con 1392, Lab 472, Lib Dem 79, Green 70, Liberal 64
Con hold. Swing of 8.9% from Lab to Con
Special congratulations to two newly elected councillors. First of all to Cllr Andrew Brown who succeeds Stephen Greenhalgh in Town Ward. I have seldom come across an activist with more hearty good humour than Andrew. He rather needed it yesterday, as we trudged the affluent streets off Fulham Road pleading with yummy mummies to go to the Polling Station despite the pouring rain. I was pleased to have my trusty West London Free School umbrella. The Twitter hashtag changed from #brownfortown to #drownfortown. As well as being great fun, Andrew will be a highly effective and hard working colleague helping us to keep up momentum for radical change.
Secondly, congratulations to one of our regular contributors Cllr John Moss of Waltham Forest. He is well known to readers of this blog for his bold and expert policy insights especially on housing. His influential paper Principles for Social Housing Reform, co-authored with Stephen Greenhalgh, is essential reading.
Rather amazingly, John not only won but secured a huge swing from Labour as against the last time the council seat was fought during the General Election. Waltham Forest is a Labour-run council, although with this sort of swing, whether it remains so in two years times is rather uncertain.
In the interim I don't think John will let them get away with much. Perhaps he should break into song for his maiden speech. As dear old Sting used to croon:
Every move you make
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I'll be watching you